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08-30-2006, 12:07 AM #1
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Can you freeze spinach leaves?
And bagged salad? I got 2/$5 bags of Dole saladmakers. I got one bag of plain spinach leaves, and another bag of lettuce. I don't know how long it will last in my fridge. We're going out of town from Friday night until Sunday night. I'm wondering if it can be frozen, or if not, what will make it last longer. I have opened the spinach. I seperated the spinach into two freezer bags, and they're sitting in the fridge. I'm going to have another salad tomorrow night with one of the bags. What about the bag of lettuce I haven't opened yet. Sorry for all the questions. I never know how long things can last in the fridge.
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Grow your own spinach
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- 08-30-2006, 10:04 AM #2
The spinach can be frozen if you plan on cooking it- not if you want to eat it fresh, though, because the texture will change 100% if you freeze it.
As long as the lettuce is unopened, you should be okay- just don't open it before then unless you plan to eat it all before you go. When I worked for a program that used a food bank, we would get outdated salad that would last forever as long as it wasn't opened....
08-30-2006, 10:05 AM #3
Meant to say you really don't want to freeze the lettuce under any circumstances, well, unless you are planning on cooking that too, which I've never heard of anyone doing, so just keep it in that bag.
08-30-2006, 10:24 AM #4
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I just read that you can dehydrate spinach.
08-30-2006, 11:34 AM #5
Oh dear you can dryand freeze them as well.........
I've got a backyard garden and what i usually do coz ive got one of the best fertile and organic soil you can ever think of, when my spinach leaves are ready for consumption they just spread like ants in the whole garden, so i pick them, cut them into bits and pieces and put them in the freezer.When ever i feel like having spinach leaves as a veg on a meal i cook them and they are always fresh because the enzymes are not active whilst frozen.
I dry some of the leaves as well by putting them in a large open bowl and place them in direct sunlight.this is ideal to be done in summer because it takes a few days for the leaves to be dry up.You can crush them if you want to and use them as garnishing herbs.They are ideal for mashed potatoes.
08-30-2006, 09:41 PM #6
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Thanks so much everyone!
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