A Quick Tip on Freezing Food

While I was freeing strawberries this morning I remember this post from 2015 and thought it was worth sharing again.

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If you want to freeze food in a plastic bag and don’t have or don’t want to use a seal-a-meal, try this. Put the food in a zip lock bag, zip the bag most of the way closed, stick a straw in the corner that is still open, zip the bag until it is tight around the straw, suck the air out of the bag through the straw, quickly remove straw while sealing the bag. You can remove a good portion of the air using this method and reduce the chances of freezer burn.

I used this method for freezing kale, swiss chard and green beans. It is such a clever idea and so easy, I can’t believe that I never heard or read about doing this before. 🙂

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17 thoughts on “A Quick Tip on Freezing Food

      1. That’s the best thing about it. We used to spend so much time getting all our tomatoes canned during harvest time. When our kids were babies we just didn’t have the time anymore and I discovered the ziplock trick. Voila! Instant time saver!! They’re a little bigger now but I still do it this way. 🙂

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      2. Our garlic harvest falls at the same time as tomato harvest so we have had to resort to other options than canning tomatoes as well. Both freezing and dehydrating have worked well. They can then be turned in to sauce when we have more time.

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      1. I have tried doing that Ruth – even the ones that are triple strength and have a heavy zip and it still has that strange taste. Bread is worse than bagels, so when I buy items for the freezer for over the Winter, I usually buy a lot of whole-grain bagels – they don’t get the terrible taste thankfully.

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