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How to Preserve All Your Summer Produce

Make summer last forever with these easy tips for saving your favorite summer fruits and vegetables.

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Savor Your Summer Bounty

Summer may be coming to a close but there are plenty of ways to savor the flavors of summer for months to come. Check out these simple ways to save your favorite fruits and veggies.

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Fresh Herbs

Nothing brightens up a meal like a few handfuls of fresh herbs. Since herbs like basil, parsley and tarragon are highly perishable, store them in the freezer. Wash, dry, chop and freeze in ice cube trays with a few tablespoons of water. If you’ve got a ton of herbs on hand, make a batch of pesto — you can freeze that too!

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Tomatoes

Did you know you can freeze whole tomatoes in a resealable bag? Instead of defrosting, just add frozen to soups and stews and sauces. Fresh tomatoes can also be blended into a tasty, freezable batch of salsa.

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Berries

Retain those antioxidant-filled berries by making a batch of freezer jam — or you can freeze them whole. For best results, wash, dry and place whole berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer until the berries harden, then transfer to a bag; freezing in a single layer keeps them from sticking together. Add frozen berries directly to smoothies, yogurt or muffin and pancake batter.

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