Freezing Spinach Leaves

freezing spinach leaves

My home is in Skagit county, which is known for how well spinach grows. In my own garden spinach does extremely well, and due to our temperate climate, I can easily grow two harvests per season. By freezing spinach leaves, I can preserve spinach from the garden for use throughout the year. This is a great way to incorporate fresh vegetables into your diet during winter time when fresh vegetables are expensive. Freezing Spinach From The Garden The first step to freezing spinach from the…

Harvesting Seaweed to Eat – Ulva Sea Lettuce

This article shows how to identify, harvest, dry, and cook with sea lettuce, an edible sea weed. Ulva sea lettuce is one of the most prevelant and easy to harvest wild seaweeds in the world. Like almost all edible sea vegetables, it’s easy to dry and store. It’s texture and color is similar to blanched spinach, and it’s completely tasteless if prepared correctly. Sea Lettuce Facts According to Pacific Feast, ulva sea lettuce is high in both protein and carbohydrates, fiber, and nutrients. It’s also…

Foraging for Wild Food: Fennel Fronds

This article shows how to identify, process, and store wild fennel. After collecting several fennel fronds, I blanched, dried, and vacuum packed the wild fennel for use in future dishes. I ran across a description of wild fennel in Pacific Feast several months ago and wondered what the heck they were. I had never heard of wild fennel, never seen it in a local field guide, and of course wondered what is fennel good for. However, I came across a tasty looking plant while walking…

How to Prepare Black Beans for Vacuum Food Storage

This article describes how to store dried black beans for long term storage My wife and I eat a lot of black beans and rice. These two ingredients make up an universally tasty base to which almost any edible animal or vegetable can be added. A great snack is black bean and rice on a tortilla shell with some cheddar cheese. On the boat, we will often throw in some sea lettuce and chunks of sauteed greenling in with them. At home, we’ll dice up…

Preserving our harvest — Canning Clams

Here we are canning those clams we harvested over the Easter weekend. This article shows how to can clam meat, but the same steps can be followed for canning clam chowder. A beautiful spring day in April found us on the beach at Sammish Island using one of the many clamming tools available for clam digging; water mining for clams. I discussed this method of clam digging in a previous article so I won’t go into detail here, this article is to show one method…

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