This may not be for pantry really but

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Registered: 03-26-2003
This may not be for pantry really but
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Mon, 09-15-2003 - 7:33pm
I have tons of basil I need to use. I'm going to make spaghetti sauce and freeze it. Now how long is that good for? How long does frozen spaghetti sauce last?

~Cheryl~

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 7:48am
Why don't you also take some of the basil, put it into ice cube trays, covered with water, freeze them, then pop the basil ice cubes into freezer bags. You can use them as fresh basil for recipes throughout the winter and early spring months. Try to put equal amounts into the ice cube trays...say 1/4 tsp per compartment so that measuring it out later will be easier.

This method of keeping fresh herbs around for use longer can be used for any fresh herb types.

Mitch

 
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 7:56am
At my house it only lasts about 3 months because that's how fast it gets used. But I have frozen big batches in the past and remember thawing the last container just as my tomatoes were ripening the following year, so that had to be 10 months.

I have a freezing chart somewhere, let me dig it up.

Elaine


Elaine

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 6:56pm
Already done that, my favorite way to preserve fresh herbs. They keep their color and flavor much better!