Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Broad Bean Blog......!!

I know a blog about broad beans doesn't sound all that interesting but this is the first time I have prepared, packaged and frozen anything from the garden..(unless you count a miserable attempt 2 years ago at freezing zucchini which was very ordinary when defrosted)...I usually give any oversupply of vegies away...but I am determined to preserve as much as I can for later use....(following instructions from the internet)...I removed them from the pods......blanched them for 1 minute in boiling water...then into an ice bath to prevent them from continuing to cook...then into reusable plastic bags and into the freezer....hopefully this will result in lovely broad beans when defrosted.

shelled and ready to go

into the boiling water

then the ice bath

into snap lock bags ...then into the freezer.
It seems so easy but I guess it all depends on the result when defrosted...hopefully they will be great.


  1. They'll be fabulous. I don't even bother blanching. I shell and freeze, blanching from frozen. Once I blanche I slip the skin off and they're good to go.

    1. Hope so Katie...I am going to try and make your dip !!

  2. Congratulations on your broad bean harvest! I think the lima beans I freeze turn out wonderfully. Hopefully your broad beans will too.

  3. Such a great thing to do and you will love getting these goodies out of the freezer and eating them at a later date. Kathy