Freezing Carrots

One of the tasks on my 101 in 1001 days list is to grow and freeze my own produce.  Back in the spring, I had planted: peas, yellow bean, beets, carrots, spinach and tomatoes.  It was a pretty uneventful year for the garden with the exception of the carrots.  I decided that I would freeze some of them.  Here are the pictures of the process.  After a quick Google search for some  how to , and a purchase of a new pot, I was ready to go.  It really wasn’t a difficult process and I have since eaten some of the frozen ones and they are pretty darn good.

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Fresh from the garden. Loonies for scale.
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Peeling and slicing
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Let the blanching process begin. Long enough but not too long.
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Second phase of blanching — an ice water dip to stop the cooking process.
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All bagged and frozen.

 

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