Considering CSA pickups pay no mind to your personal travel schedule, each time I’m gearing up for a little getaway I find myself in a bit of a panic.
Most often, it has to do with my fridge. This time, it’s because I just picked up pounds of tomatoes, broccoli rabe, and the sweetest peaches I’ve tasted this summer on the eve I’m scheduled to head out of town.
What to do with all this fresh produce? Sometimes, I throw dinner parties, but I didn’t have the time to prep for that this week.
Then it occurred to me, I should save it. Truth is, I know little to nothing about preserving. While I tried my hand at pickling and fruit preserves, canning still seems a bit over my head. But freezing? Now that seemed just the foolproof solution I was looking for.
I started chopping. And washing. And parboiling. And quickly realized, this freezing thing takes some serious time. The upside to my late night, post-packing madness? Whether it’s next week or next month, all the hard work is out of the way and those peaches are prepped and ready for whenever I’m ready to enjoy them.