Monday, August 1, 2011
I know that we're nearing the end of summer (can you believe it's August already?) but it's still smoothie season. (Is it ever NOT smoothie season?) So here's what you gotta do if you're planning on freezing your berries. Localfoods.com was an informative website that helped me out. I remembered an episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown where he placed blueberries on a baking sheet to freeze them, and I wanted to double check that my memory served me correctly. I was right - or Alton Brown was right. Rinse the berries under cold water, remove any stems, and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. (Make sure the baking sheet fits in your freezer.) After a couple hours, when the berries are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag. I did the same thing with strawberries, although you have to cut those up first.
This also works with other berries, and you can use them in smoothies or even in baking. So tell me, what's your favorite type of smoothie?