Well folks, if you've been wondering why I never blog, it's because my internet is a gypsy. It wanders aimlessly. And I've been tending to this:
It comes to my Mim's armpit. She may not be a tall lady, but that is one giant zuchini plant I've got.
My green beans look 10x better than last year.
I have to be nice to these tomato cages according to Dad. I hurt them significantly last year. Remember?
And these guys. I have harvested about 3 1/2 gallons of snow peas so far. I've been blanching and freezing most of them...
Grab yourself a medium sized stock pot and fill it about half way full of water. Throw in a few dashes of salt for extra flavor. Once the water is at a hard boil (medium- high heat) throw about a pound of pea pods in. The water will stop boiling for about 30 seconds (it's okay!). Prepare a bowl of ice water (actually put ice in the water, we aren't messing around here). This is to stop the cooking process. After two minutes of blanching, take out the pods with a slotted spoon and put them into the ice bath.
I usually prepare two bowls of ice water if I have a lot of pods at once. They will need to cool at least 4 minutes. Take the pods out of the ice water (brrr) and place them on towls to partially dry before placing them in zip-lock bags (quart size). Place in the freezer!
I hope your harvest is bountiful!!!
Peace out, girl scouts...