|Sts. Cyril and Methodius|
|M. getting acquainted with new friends|
|The boys are hiding from the camera.|
|N. getting ready for a swim.|
|D. and N. together at last. N. is trying out a new camera face.|
|More Where's Waldo.|
PS> We love our new neighborhood. Our neighbors are so lovely. Our neighbor, Mr. Leo, has been sharing his harvest of enormous zucchini, cucumber, and summer squash. I am in survivalist mode, right now, which basically means not much cooking. Rather than see these gifts spoil, I have started putting up the harvest as it comes in.
If you have been receiving generous harvest gifts from your neighbors or you have more zucchini than you planned on try this method of preserving: the freezer!
This is a two step method.
Step 1: Wash, quarter, and slice your squash or zucchini into 1 inch slices.
Step 2: Place on a cookie sheet in the freezer.
That's it. Put the frozen chunks in a freezer bag at your convenience. You can also freeze tomatoes whole. When you run them under cold water later their skins just peel off. No blanching necessary.