Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:00
A thread to discuss how to preserve the glut of Vegetables and fruit from the harvest.
I'm growing (and the method i plan to preserve)
Baby Sweetcorn- Blanching in boiling water, refreshing in iced water then freezing in freezer bags.
Tomatoes- Drying in the oven (50c for 4-5 hours to semi soft) with garlic and then in jars with olive oil. How long do they last in the jars unopened? anyone tried it?
Bell peppers- not sure at the mo, might go for the slicing , blanching, refreshing freezing method or preserve in oil
Cayenne Chills- total drying (oven 50c for 10 hours) for chilli flakes to put in a pepper grinder. May preserve some in olive oil (semi dried)
Aubergine - Roasting in Oven until soft then preserving in olive oil
Green beans- I seem to be ok at munching these away so won't have many left
Very interested in what you have tried or are planning to do. Has anyone bought i Dehydrator machine?