How to freeze tomatoes the right way (video)

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Tomatoes are a popular choice for a garden and sometimes a little too popular. As you harvest your tomatoes this growing season, you may quickly realize that you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with! If you want to preserve your tomatoes without the hassle of canning--watch the video.
The Kitchn offers a simple solution if you have a bit of extra freezer space. Instead of forcing your family to eat tomatoes with every meal, simply save the delicious fruit by popping them in a freezer-safe bag and storing them away for the winter.
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The article does offer a few things to consider if you decide to freeze your excess tomatoes. One, think about your freezer space. If you have a tiny apartment freezer, you may not want to use the whole space just for tomatoes. However, this is a great option if you have a bigger fridge and don't want to spend time canning or preserving your tomatoes. Frozen tomatoes are best used in stews and sauces, since they will be mushy when thawed.
Have more than just tomatoes to freeze? Eating Well offers quite a few tips for how to prepare and store frozen fruits and vegetables:
- Blanch (briefly cook) vegetables before freezing
- Be sure to seal the fruits and vegetables completely. Air can impact the quality and taste of the food.
- These fruits and vegetables can be frozen whole or cut into smaller pieces and pitted. No special treatments are needed: Berries, cherries, stone fruit such as peaches and nectarines, rhubarb and strawberries.
Freezing is such a simple solution for preserving fresh fruits and vegetable. Share this simple method with your friends.
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