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About the 6/15 Green Blog

Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.

Friday, October 24, 2014

6/15 Garden Stoop Sale

Please come and support the garden's stoop sale by bringing new and gently used items to donate--and while you are there, do some shopping to support the garden! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Freezing Greens

I've been blogging a lot this summer about my kale.  It was my first time planting and I had an extremely prolific crop.  The good news is that now that the season is winding up, I have a ton to freeze and eat throughout the winter.  If you are in the same boat, follow these easy directions for freezing greens.  It also works for things like green beans.

First wash the greens really well.

Then cut out the vein in the center

and chop into smaller pieces.  You can see I have a lot.
Working in batches, submerge the kale into boiling water and let it boil for about 3 minutes.
Then immediately put into ice water for 3 minutes.  You'll have to continue to add ice throughout the process, especially if you have a lot of greens so it's good to make sure you have plenty made ahead of time.
Drain the water from the kale.

Let it sit on a paper towel to get excess water out.

And freeze! I freeze mine in 2 cup servings so that if recipes call for a specific amount, I only need to thaw out what I need.  This should keep kale for 6 months so it's important to date the kale as well.