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Perking Up Frozen Vegetables


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sometime my frozen veg 

 

resting comfortably in the freezer

 

de-hydrate over time.  one can tell if there is frost in the bag

 

I refresh them in cold water from frozen

 

and this seems to be quite helpful :

 

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right out of the freezer ( MarketBasket Fz mixed veg ) note there are quite a few Floaters

 

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10 minutes later  . of note I change the cold water to make sure all items thaw

 

note Green Beans take longer than the rest .

 

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only one GB  ( 10 O'Clock ) hasn't gotten the message .

 

Im posting this because this is my new technique :

 

using the medium Oxo Salad spinner  !  one just lifts out the insert

 

rather than pour into a stainer .  Ive been doing this the the clumsy way for years !

 

and Ive had spinners for ever .

 

also of note :  I now use my iPhone 12 Pro  rather than my Sony SLR.  iPhone works quite well

 

however , the image got blurry changing from the first lens to the second . First time this happened 

 

Im not saying I had a bit of angina from this problem , but .....

 

I tried cleaning the lens , but no-go

 

I called AAPL :  and learned that if this happens  one taps the glass ( clean fingers of course )

 

and it focuses .  I used to be Tech-y , not so much theses days

 

AAPL is certainly a fine company w outstanding products !

 

( F.D.:   I do not work for AAPL , but have had their computers since the beginning of

 

Modern Time.   I do have a few shares , not too many :

 

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well worth it Id say .

 

 

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I though of Vac'ing them

 

then decided it was too much work .

 

these veg are not several years old , which is also helpful 

 

3 - 4  months ?

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I'm a big fan of frozen vegetables, certainly in the winter when the good, local fresh ones aren't available.

 

Green beans, baby peas, corn are all in my freezer.

 

I cook 'em as if fresh, with butter, olive oil, shallots, salt, pepper, and maybe a little stock. When "cooked" then I let the liquid evaporate and I end up with glazed vegetables. We like them a lot.

 

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