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|Berries are healthy and low in calories. Strawberries and raspberries are affordable year-round. But blueberries get very pricey out of season (and they aren’t as flavorful, either).
Since blueberries are still affordable, freeze as many pints as you have room for. It’s easy:
1. Rinse berries and place on a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Pat dry with more paper towels.
2. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer until the berries are completely frozen, about 2 hours. Then transfer to self-sealing plastic freezer bags.
3. If you plan to cook with the berries, seal them in one-cup or two-cup portions. Berries become condensed when thawed, and can’t be measured with accuracy.
|4. Consume within a year. Enjoy in smoothies, with cottage cheese and yogurt, with pancakes and waffles or in blueberry ice cream, shortcake and other recipes, long after blueberry season is a distant memory.
You can use the same technique to freeze all types of berries.
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