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Old 01-02-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Freezing Mustard Greens

I got quite a bit of mustard greens from a friend. If I want to freeze some, should I cook them first?

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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I would Cook them first. But don't season Them.
We have some in the garden. I love them.

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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I would, but to be sure, I came up with this site which gives complete directions for freezing greens. I envy you your fresh greens. YUM.

Jane Deere: How to Freeze Greens: Collards, Mustard, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Kale
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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Re: Freezing Mustard Greens

Hi--

I'm new to the group (so haven't done my intro), but with a 2000 sq. ft. + garden, I freeze a lot of Swiss Chard and Kale. I basically follow the same steps re: the link provided for Swiss Chard, but I spin mine in a salad spinner and then squeeze liquid out using a clean dish towel after shocking it. I don't bag mine, I chop it and squeeze it into ice cube trays. Once the cubes are frozen, I put the cubes in ziplock bags. It isn't the season here for freezing veggies so I can't tell you how much fits in each cube, but you'll be surprised. I cover the tray with plastic wrap while it is freezing.

For kale, I do the same thing re: the spinner, dish towel, ice cube trays, and chopping before stuffing into the trays (sorry, forgot to check if she adds lemon juice when shocking the Kale).

I personnally find mustard greens a bit hard on my body, so use them sparingly.

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Hi--

I'm new to the group (so haven't done my intro), but with a 2000 sq. ft. + garden, I freeze a lot of Swiss Chard and Kale. I basically follow the same steps re: the link provided for Swiss Chard, but I spin mine in a salad spinner and then squeeze liquid out using a clean dish towel after shocking it. I don't bag mine, I chop it and squeeze it into ice cube trays. Once the cubes are frozen, I put the cubes in ziplock bags. It isn't the season here for freezing veggies so I can't tell you how much fits in each cube, but you'll be surprised. I cover the tray with plastic wrap while it is freezing.

For kale, I do the same thing re: the spinner, dish towel, ice cube trays, and chopping before stuffing into the trays (sorry, forgot to check if she adds lemon juice when shocking the Kale).

I personnally find mustard greens a bit hard on my body, so use them sparingly.

Looking forward to being part of the group.

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