I don’t know if you are tiring of hearing of the woods and the traditions we hold dear in the north – let’s take a break and head to the kitchen for some of the easiest preserving (and most practical) known to man, woman or child.
Do you have a selection of herbs that you are afraid may turn the corner of freshness? Are you worried about losing a fridgefull – or even a garden full – of them? When we run into this, we make pesto and whatever we don’t use we freeze in cupcake liners.
These handy little packages freeze well from 9-12 months and can be added (sans paper) to soup, stew, dips, sauces or other meals as needed. They are a wonderful flavor boost that we use through the winter to remind us of summers bounty and hold us through to the next year.