Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:49
Many , many thanks for the replies one and all. I'll put it to O.H. and see what he thinks. He'll be cooking them after all. I'm conscious of the whole " soon as possible" aspect , ( and it's got to be easier ) so I think I might suggest we go with no blanching.
Forester, when you say " cleaned" do you mean, just get the worst of the dirt off or strip all the outside foliage off?
Forgive me if I sound a bit thick. In years gone by , we've only had enough to pick and eat, storing has never been an option.