We all probably know that food, in general, can accumulate micro-organisms which lead to rotting and spoilage.
Preservation is the key to slow down the growth of these bacteria and fungi.
A long time ago, people learned to keep their catch and produce – especially fish and meat, to prolong its shelf life. It can either be through salting, sun-drying, or smoking.
As years passed by and technology progressed, experts discovered that subjecting food to very low temperatures can delay/hinder the growth of yeasts.
The same is true when it comes to fish, especially salmon. Smoking does not just extend salmon’s shelf life, but it also adds a distinct aroma and flavor to it.
Now, the question is, can you freeze smoked salmon? Will the cold temperature affect its taste and texture?
Let us find out!Continue reading
For some foods, it’s obvious to figure out that they can be frozen. Cookies? Check. Ice cream? Check.
For other foods, however, it’s not as easy to know if you can freeze them, and even if you know that they can be frozen, accomplishing this task yourself is a whole different story!
Recently, I found myself wondering: Can you freeze baked beans?
After a few quick searches and some testing, I figured out that you can freeze baked beans, and it’s not hard at all! Let’s go through my findings so that we can both become freezing experts.Continue reading
Don’t you hate it when you’re cooking, and you only need a small amount of something?
It’s always frustrating to waste ingredients that go bad quickly. Dairy products are especially hard to keep because they spoil fast, and they are usually called for in small amounts in recipes.
Sour cream is one such ingredient. Delicious as it may be in that cake recipe, having half of a container left over to spoil in your refrigerator is a waste of money.
Can you freeze sour cream? Yes! I’ve done it before, and it’s been such a great way to save me money and trips to the grocery store.
Let’s learn how. It’s easier than you think, and it will save you a ton of money otherwise wasted on spoiled products.Continue reading
When you find yourself with too much cottage cheese, a few worries usually come to mind. How fast will this expire? Can you freeze cottage cheese? Will it still be edible if I keep it in the freezer?
Despite what many people believe, it is possible to freeze a dairy product like cottage cheese; you just have to know what you’re doing! I know that dairy products can be scary because of how easily they spoil, but it’s possible to keep them fresh...even in the freezer.
I do it all the time. In fact, I’ve been in this situation more than once. I’ll see a great deal and buy way too much without realizing that I’ll never finish it all before it expires.
Frozen cottage cheese doesn’t retain its original texture, but like frozen bananas, you can use it for cooking or baking. My favorite way to use cottage cheese that has been frozen is in lasagna! Most people don’t find the texture of frozen cottage cheese very appealing, so you’ll want to have a plan for it in mind before you freeze a ton of it.
Learn a no-fuss method to freeze cottage cheese by following the steps outlined below!Continue reading
Do you have a big party coming up but don’t have time to cook on the day? Did you go wild at the farmers’ market buying tons of potatoes that you’ll never get through? Some of you might be asking yourselves “Can you freeze potato salad?” - Well our answer is “Sure you can!”
Well my friend, you’ve come to the right place. All of your potato problems will be solved after you read this post about how to store and thaw potato salad (there’s also an amazingly creamy recipe below too).
All you need is some simple kitchen equipment and expert storing and thawing tips to help you make the most out of your potato salad. So take a look at the rest of the article to make sure your salad will taste just as good as when you first made it.Continue reading