Category Archives: Freezing

Roasting Peppers On A Gas-Powered Stove

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’ve discovered that although garden peppers are delicious served in many ways, my favorite flavor is accomplished by roasting them.

So when I’m making Chile Relleno or Creamy Hatch Sauce and wanting to use my fresh garden peppers, I take the shortcut in roasting them. 

You like to use shortcuts here too? Check out this Homestead Hack, y’all.

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Heat-Free Peeling for Fresh Tomatoes

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I needed a heat-free way to peel fresh garden tomatoes. I already knew that the standard way to peel a fresh garden tomato is to dip it in boiling for a few seconds until the skin splits, then plunge into an ice bath before peeling.

But a typical summer here in NE Texas involves much heat & humidity and I don’t want to add any of that to our home. What’s a southern gardener to do?

HEAT-FREE Peeling For Fresh Tomatoes - I don't want to add heat and humidity to our home. What's a southern gardener to do? Check out this Homestead Hack #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Harvest: Freezing Tomatoes

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Tomatoes are the sweethearts of the vegetable garden, especially down here in the south. We eat tomatoes raw in salads, garnishing main dishes, cooked into soups & stews and made into savory sauces.

Why down here in the south many even enjoy a dish called tomato pie!  (or as it’s pronounced here: tomatah pah)

But tomatoes often produce more than we can eat fresh. So I preserve them to enjoy later.

I make sure to preserve the garden tomatoes that we can't eat fresh so not even ONE of them goes to waste. It's easy to freeze them! #TexasHomesteader

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