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  1. #1
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Green beans

    We picked about three quarts of green beans today off our one 26 foot
    row. Washed, snapped, and stringed they're about to get blanched and
    then frozen and bagged in vacuum bags. We also picked three crookneck
    squash and three Ichiban eggplant plus a large green bell pepper. In
    addition we've got a new batch of chard and oakleaf lettuce in green,
    red, and purple, should make an interesting salad. Thinking of shredding
    the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and breads, sliced
    squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't make much difference
    with shredded used in breads and cakes.

    George

  2. #2
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    George Shirley wrote:
    > We picked about three quarts of green beans today off our one 26 foot
    > row. Washed, snapped, and stringed they're about to get blanched and
    > then frozen and bagged in vacuum bags. We also picked three crookneck
    > squash and three Ichiban eggplant plus a large green bell pepper. In
    > addition we've got a new batch of chard and oakleaf lettuce in green,
    > red, and purple, should make an interesting salad. Thinking of
    > shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    > breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    > make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >
    > George



    If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    freezes a lot better. ;-)

    Bob

  3. #3
    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    On 5/3/2012 12:19 PM, George Shirley wrote:


    > Thinking of shredding
    > the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and breads, sliced
    > squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't make much difference
    > with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >




    Exactly. I freeze shredded zucchini and the golden zucchini hybrid
    in 2 cup vacuum bags for my zucchini bread recipe. When I remember I
    have it, it makes zucchini bread as good as fresh squash does. If you
    wring it out well, it also adds an almost undetectable, healthy layer to
    lasagna.

    gloria p

  4. #4
    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    On 5/3/2012 12:29 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:



    >> Thinking of
    >> shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    >> breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    >> make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >>
    >> George

    >
    >
    > If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    > freezes a lot better. ;-)
    >
    > Bob


    It's nicer at that size if you remove the seeds before shredding.

    gloria p


  5. #5
    Dave Bslderstone Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 5/3/2012 12:29 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> George Shirley wrote:

    >
    >
    >>> Thinking of
    >>> shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    >>> breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    >>> make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >>>
    >>> George

    >>
    >>
    >> If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    >> freezes a lot better. ;-)
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > It's nicer at that size if you remove the seeds before shredding.
    >
    > gloria p


    Then save the seeds and compost the damned zucchini...

  6. #6
    Kathi Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    On May 4, 12:07*pm, Dave Bslderstone <d...@balderstone.ca> wrote:
    > gloria p <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > On 5/3/2012 12:29 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > >> George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > >>> Thinking of
    > >>> shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    > >>> breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    > >>> make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.

    >
    > >>> George

    >
    > >> If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    > >> freezes a lot better. ;-)

    >
    > >> Bob

    >
    > > It's nicer at that size if you remove the seeds before shredding.

    >
    > > gloria p

    >
    > Then save the seeds and compost the damned zucchini...


    LOL

  7. #7
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    Hi All, If I have to freeze zucchini, I cut them into 5/8-3/4 inch slices &
    put themraw into Tomato Juice or Tomato sauce to cover. I can then use them
    for tomato zucchini soup, spaghetti sauce, or chili. The squash stays firm
    when you thaw it out. John

  8. #8
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    On 5/3/2012 1:29 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    >> We picked about three quarts of green beans today off our one 26 foot
    >> row. Washed, snapped, and stringed they're about to get blanched and
    >> then frozen and bagged in vacuum bags. We also picked three crookneck
    >> squash and three Ichiban eggplant plus a large green bell pepper. In
    >> addition we've got a new batch of chard and oakleaf lettuce in green,
    >> red, and purple, should make an interesting salad. Thinking of
    >> shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    >> breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    >> make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >>
    >> George

    >
    >
    > If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    > freezes a lot better. ;-)
    >
    > Bob

    Eons ago there was an email going around about a guy proud of his squash
    crop, zukes if I remember right. Then as the plants continued to produce
    he started complaining that the neighbors no longer wanted to see him
    coming with a bag. Then the vines took over the rest of his garden. At
    the end he used the zukes to build a new garden shed but vowed to never
    plant anymore squash.

    Looks like we're eating more squash today.

  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Green beans

    On 5/3/2012 8:35 PM, gloria p wrote:
    > On 5/3/2012 12:29 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> George Shirley wrote:

    >
    >
    >>> Thinking of
    >>> shredding the squash and bagging them for later use in cakes and
    >>> breads, sliced squash doesn't keep well and turns to mush, doesn't
    >>> make much difference with shredded used in breads and cakes.
    >>>
    >>> George

    >>
    >>
    >> If you let the squash get about alligator-sized and then shred it, it
    >> freezes a lot better. ;-)
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > It's nicer at that size if you remove the seeds before shredding.
    >
    > gloria p
    >

    Dehydrated squash seeds make nice snacks. Think store bought pumpkin
    seeds but grown by you. Squash = pumpkin = squash, all same-same.

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