Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Home preserving: Asparagus

So Jeremy has this dream of self-sufficiency which not only includes our lovely garden (which is doing well) but also includes freezing, drying, canning, and otherwise preserving lots of vegetables and fruits when they're in season.

Asparagus has been in season lately so we got a whole ton of it to preserve.

Here's the big box o' asparagus:

Here they are chopped up and sorted in to certain sizes - which determines how many minutes we'll blanch them:

Aren't they lovely?

After blanching we packed them in freezer bags and popped them in the freezer. Now in the dead of winter, we can have asparagus soup!

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