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Freeze in an Ice Cube Tray

Eggs

For the Family:

  • Crack all the eggs in a freezer bag to freeze.

For a Snack:

  • Crack eggs into an ice cube tray, so you can use one at a time.
  • Once frozen, you can put them in freezer bag to save room.
  • When you’re ready for them, pop one out to put the eggs in refrigerator to thaw.

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Herbs

  • Cut fresh herbs, and mix them together.
  • Freeze fresh herbs in ice-cube trays with a little water, leftover stock or oil.
  • Once frozen, place them in a freezer bag.
  • Use one or two cubes to flavor soups, stews, or casseroles.

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Lemon/Lime Juice and Zest

Fruit Juice:

  • Squeeze lemons and lime juice into ice cube trays.
    Do not fill each square the entire way.
  • When they’re frozen, pop them out to store in freezer bags.

Zest:

  • You can freeze the zest too.  Just place it in a plastic bag.

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Tomato Paste

  • If you don’t use an entire can of tomato paste at once, freeze the rest in ice cube trays. 
  • After freezing, remove cubes and place into small plastic bags for freezing.  Or portion directly into small plastic sandwich bags for the freezer.
  • Be sure to flatten and squeeze out excess air.
  • From freezer to pot: remove desired amount of frozen paste, and add directly into recipe or sauce and continue cooking  as needed.

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he US Department of Agriculture created a downloadable app for more storage tips here