Attack of the Killer Tomato Sauce

In 1978 a movie entitled “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” was released.  If you haven’t seen this musical and you’re really desperate and willing to just allow silliness to take over your life for about an hour and a half you should rent it. But this post is about a real-life horror story that took place in my own kitchen and nearly cost me my life.

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Root Cellar Basics

When I was a kid every house in our town had a root cellar. The builders back then knew that people wanted and expected them. My husband, M, also had a root cellar in his childhood home as did everyone in the neighborhood. I don’t really understand why the these marvelous rooms aren’t being built into every home nowadays.

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Blanch Your Garden Vegetables before Freezing

There’s nothing like pulling out vegetables in the dead of winter that you grew yourself the summer before. But in order to get the nutritional benefits of those vegetables you must blanch your garden vegetables before freezing.

Blanching vegetables freshly harvested from your garden stops the enzyme action that causes loss of flavor, color, and texture. The process is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time. In fact, you don’t want to over-blanch vegetables. You also must be careful not to under blanch them. This actually causes the stimulation of those enzymes you’re trying to stop.

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