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 Post subject: Freeze or Can food?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:28 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Posts: 192
Location: Ohio
I am trying to decide if I should can or freeze!
What are your thoughts?

Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:33 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
How big is your freezer?
Freezing is a fast alternative to canning but you have limitted storage in a freezer and if objects aren't properly labelled and tracked you run the risk of losing them to the depths of the freezer where they can be forgotten for years and eventually become UFO's (unidentified frozen objects).
Tomotoes are so nice canned and they are very versatile in this way. I would probably can them and leave the freezer room for fresh/frozen vegetables and meats.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:39 am 

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 1643
Location: Toronto
I think some things depend on what you like best.

Here's what we do:

Freeze: corn, peas

Can (jar): tomatoes

I have frozen strawberries, but don't like them when they thaw. I do like to just pop a frozen one in my mouth to let it thaw though. :oops:

I've tried jarring jam, but nobody really enjoyed eating it. I didn't really have the freezer space to try freezing jams, and I also don't have the *stuff*. I've got good glass jars, but I don't want glass in my freezer.

self: allergy to sesame seeds and peanuts
3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings

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