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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default Freezing Strawberries... and bananas

    It's been ages that I used bananas in my protein shakes.

    Until recently, out of laziness/rushing/sleepiness in the morning to
    get stuff out of the freezer, I just used starwberry-banana juice
    (though I have frozen strawberreies) and orange juice to make my
    shakes.

    This past strawberry season, after I bought fresh strawberries on
    regular basis and finally got fed up with of eating them while the 2
    lb box was still full. So, I washed them, cut them and froze them. I
    am using these frozen strawberries and bought frozen blueberries in my
    protein shakes. I am beginning to think that I should have frozen
    more strawberreies when I was getting them really cheap as they taste
    much better then the frozen one I bought.

    Does any of you freeze straberries when you get them really cheap? Is
    it cost effective (w/o the consideration of the cost of freezing) to
    buy fresh and freeze them?


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    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Strawberries... and bananas



    Manda Ruby wrote:
    >
    > It's been ages that I used bananas in my protein shakes.
    >
    > Until recently, out of laziness/rushing/sleepiness in the morning to
    > get stuff out of the freezer, I just used starwberry-banana juice
    > (though I have frozen strawberreies) and orange juice to make my
    > shakes.
    >
    > This past strawberry season, after I bought fresh strawberries on
    > regular basis and finally got fed up with of eating them while the 2
    > lb box was still full. So, I washed them, cut them and froze them. I
    > am using these frozen strawberries and bought frozen blueberries in my
    > protein shakes. I am beginning to think that I should have frozen
    > more strawberreies when I was getting them really cheap as they taste
    > much better then the frozen one I bought.
    >
    > Does any of you freeze straberries when you get them really cheap? Is
    > it cost effective (w/o the consideration of the cost of freezing) to
    > buy fresh and freeze them?



    We just bought 5 lbs of strawberries at USD0.77 per lb. Washed them,
    pulled the tops off and froze them whole. They aren't top quality as far
    as sweetness goes, but good enough for jam making when I get around to
    it

    Fresh blueberries are rarely that cheap around here. When they have
    been, we froze those as well, for jam making. They usually aren't all
    that sweet either but it works for us.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Strawberries... and bananas

    Manda Ruby wrote:

    > Does any of you freeze straberries when you get them really cheap? Is
    > it cost effective (w/o the consideration of the cost of freezing) to
    > buy fresh and freeze them?



    I freeze strawberries. I do what my mother used to do. Just slice them
    up, put them in plastic bags, add a few spoonfuls of sugar to each bag,
    seal the bags and toss them in the freezer. When you take them out of
    the freezer they thaw the berries are too mushy to be used for
    presentation pieces but the sugar helps to make a nice strawberry sauce
    to be used on ice cream. My mother used to make meringues and then use
    thawed raspberries and strawberries on top.



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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Strawberries... and bananas

    On Jun 20, 5:33*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > Manda Ruby wrote:
    > > Does any of you freeze straberries when you get them really cheap? *Is
    > > it cost effective (w/o the consideration of the cost of freezing) to
    > > buy fresh and freeze them?

    >
    > I freeze strawberries. I do what my mother used to do. Just slice them
    > up, put them in plastic bags, add a few spoonfuls of sugar to each bag,
    > seal the bags and toss them in the freezer. *When you take them out of
    > the freezer they thaw the berries are too mushy to be used for
    > presentation pieces but the sugar helps to make a nice strawberry sauce
    > to be used on ice cream. My mother used to make meringues and then use
    > thawed raspberries and strawberries on top.


    After that freezing those, I bought one more time about 101-4 days
    later and ate those. I continued to see them being sold really cheap
    and and thought that the season should have already ended and assumed
    that they'd not taste that good. May be I was wrong. It's probably a
    bit late now to buy them and freeze them. I mean they might not taste
    as good anymore. For a while, I was getting them pretty cheap like
    $1.00 per lb.

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