Monday, August 25, 2014

Time to Freeze Peppers

The end of August is bittersweet for me. I really dislike summer ending but I love when veggies come in season and I can eat all the FRESH veggies!  It is also my time of the year to freeze fresh grown veggies to have all winter.

Yesterday was my Pepper Day.  I purchased a bushel of peppers from our local farmer to freeze for winter.

Freezing peppers is so easy!

What you need:

  • Peppers - any type
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Freezer Bags or Containers



Wash - remove seeds and stems - slice - pack in bags - freeze!

That is it!!!!

I froze 4 gallon bags of yellow and orange peppers - I got a fantastic deal from the farmer - a full bushel for only $10.  I also froze one gallon bag of sliced Banana Peppers - we love them on pizza and burgers. This year my Banana Pepper plant in my garden grew really great - one plant  grew enough peppers for me to freeze.

I had a special helper Isa. She helped me wash and pack the peppers. I did the slicing and she did the packing.  It is amazing how fast we were able to  freeze the whole bushel.


I freeze my peppers in gallon freezer bags. I keep one bag in the freezer in the kitchen to use when needed. I keep the other bags in the freezer in the garage.

I use the peppers to cook so many different meals.  They are great taken out in a handful and used in omelets - scrambled eggs. We love Italian Sausage with sauteed peppers.  My hubby makes a delicious Pepper Steak.  

Freezing locally grown veggies is a great way to eat healthy all year long and also be very cost saving.  To purchase yellow peppers in January they cost about $1.99 each - a price I will not pay. Not to mention the peppers I froze are organically grown - they are not full of chemicals or coming from outside the USA. They were grown in Wisconsin - right down the road at my favorite farm. 


1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about the end of summer, it is sad but at the same time all of my fruits and veggies come inside for winter which is awesome

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