Posts Tagged ‘freezing’

Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Muffin Tins

May 6, 2014

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Muffin tins can be useful for more than just baking cupcakes. Use them to make single servings of everything from meatloaf to egg frittatas. Simply fill the wells in the pan with whatever you need to bake and turn out individual portions. Use mini muffin tins for hors d’oeuvres to produce small bites.

This concept also works well for freezing. Pour sauces, soups, or even cooked oatmeal into the muffin tins, allow them to freeze until  solid, and pop them out and store them in a freezer safe zip lock bag until needed.

What could be easier?

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Herbal Essence

July 18, 2012

Did you know that you could freeze and preserve fresh herbs in olive oil?

The oil not only reduces the browning and freezer burn that can affect delicate herbs, but it also creates a delicious herb infusion that can be used anytime.

According to The Kitchn, it is best to use stronger herbs, such as rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano.

The herbs can be chopped, or left in larger sprigs.

Pack the wells of an ice cube tray about 2/3 full of herbs.

Pour extra virgin olive oil over the herbs.

Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Remove the herb infused cubes from the tray and store in containers or plastic bags.

Use the cubes as you would olive oil, for sautéing garlic and onions, and enjoy the taste of fresh herbs as they spread throughout your dish.

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