Eat Veggies, save the planet

How to freeze broccoli
November 24, 2008, 11:54 pm
Filed under: canning and freezing

I never thought I would freeze broccoli because I never thought I would have too much to eat. But I do , so I did. Who would have thought? After the process the broccoli was a lovely bright green color. I don’t love frozen broccoli so it will be interesting to see if home freezed is any better?

  1. Put on a big pot of water to boil.
  2. Wash broccoli.
  3. Cut stems into 1 inch pieces and cut the florets leaving them large.
  4.  Measure about 5 cups.
  5. Fill sink with cold water.
  6. Dump cut broccoli into boiling water and boil for 4 minutes. 
  7. Take broccoli out of pot with tongs .
  8.  Put hot broccoli in cold water and swish around.
  9. Take broccoli out of water . Mark freezer bag with date .
  10. Drain any excess water off broccoli and put into bag.
  11. Get any excess air out of bag and freeze.

My 7th quilt
November 24, 2008, 11:45 pm
Filed under: quilting


This quilt went to my great nephew Sammy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Chinese cabbage
November 18, 2008, 4:07 am
Filed under: recipes

If you don’t cook Chinese cabbage long enough the leaves are too chewy and indigestible. But if you cook it longer than you think you need to, about 15 minutes it is smooth and delicious. Regular cabbage cooks so quickly. who would have thought?

Christmas limas and the world money supply
November 14, 2008, 4:52 pm
Filed under: gardening

2008 was a difficult year to grow lima beans. Even though I planted in May here in Texas I didn’t harvest them until November. It just took them that long to put on pods. I assume this was due to the very early heat we had in May that lasted until September. They must have waited until it cooled down to flower. Smart beans. Maybe they will become our new currency after the dollar fails?



My 6th quilt
November 14, 2008, 4:39 pm
Filed under: quilting

I made this baby quilt for my new great niece Zoe.


How to Freeze Chinese Cabbage
November 13, 2008, 3:36 am
Filed under: canning and freezing

My chinese cabbages are huge and delicious. the cabbage I harvested today weighed in at 2.2 pounds.  First I found a recipe for Kimchi and started that. Then I decided to freeze the rest.

 1.25 pounds of chinese cabbage makes approximately one quart of cooked greens.

  1. Put on a 1.25 gallons of water to boil.
  2. Was  1.25 pounds of chinese cabbage.
  3. Cut  in 2 inch strips.
  4. Fill sink with cold water and ice cubes.
  5. Dump cut greens in boiling water, stir and boil for 1.5 minutes.
  6. Take greens out of pot with tongs and/or slotted spoon.
  7. Put hot greens in sink and swish around for 1.5 minutes.
  8. Take greens out of water.
  9. Mark freezer bag with date and type of greens.
  10. Drain any excess water from greens and bag.
  11. Get any excess air out of bag and freeze