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#1 of 5 Old 06-16-2006, 05:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it possible to freeze these lovely greens? Or would they lose all their vitamins? How do you do it?
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I've never tried freezing greens since they hold so well in my garden. So, I can't vouch for this, but I'd try approaching them like spinach. Maybe blanch a bit, bag 'em up and freeze. If you try it, please report back. I'd love to know if/how it works.
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I've done this before by the method suggested by the pp--blanch (very quickly in boiling water, then into an ice water bath). I froze in small amounts in baggies. You can use where you would use frozen spinach but IMO they are not great on their own--better as a part of something else (lasagna, quiche, or what have you). When using them, try to squeeze a lot of the water out otherwise it might wreck your recipe.

We had tons of kale in the garden last year, and I froze a bunch like this. Checked the freezer, there are still a few baggies almost a year later! I guess that probably shows you that they are not at their yummy-est when frozen!
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maybe they would be tastier frozen into whatever dish you like to add them too that freezes well...
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