Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 16:21:54 -0500

I freeze veggies and meat in the bags that you buy for the machine. Keeps them
fresh as can be. The neat thing is to just slice okra thin, freeze on a cookie
sheet for a couple of hours, then seal in the vac bags. A year later it's just
as fresh as new. As I said, the bags last a long time and can be reused over and
over until they're too small for any other use but for one hotdog maybe.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> >
> >That's exactly what I did. Put the sirloin steak in a gallon jar, slopped the
> >Smoked Pasilla salsa on top of it, then pulled a vacuum on the jar. The tilia
> >has a device to seal jars temporarily, ie as long as you want, and that's
> >what I
> >used. The vacuum opens the pores of the meat and allows the marinade to get
> >inside. Put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and it's like
> >marinating for
> >12 hours.
> >
> >George
> I told Chuck about that, and now he's interested. We do have a vacuum
> thing, and he says it has jar lid capability, so maybe I can get him to
> keep the stuff in an accessible place. My brother even uses him to freeze
> small bunches of grapes when they're cheap. Margaret L