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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Storing curly kale Reply with quote

Hi folks. I have a lot of black curly kale and want to freeze it. Have any of you done this before.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vin - I've just looked up the book I always use for this sort of info and, as I rather suspected, there was nothing about storing it in any way. My thought is that, because it stays usable in the garden until needed, there's no need to engage any storage process, freezing or otherwise? If you're saying you've got a glut of it, one of the experts may advise you to pick some of it to stimulate new growth and provide 'fresh' kale. Give away what you pick.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi blowing. Yeah I've a glut and looking into storing it and any other vegetables possible in the freezer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 'guess' would be to blanche and freeze. Sure how could you go wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've a glut, try to blanch and freeze a little, then defrost and see what happens. That way, if it doesn't work, you haven't wasted too much. I also just leave mine on the plant until needed. You could try making sauerkraut, or kimchee.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Kale Reply with quote

I'll give it a go. Have you made kimchee before ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once made sauerkraut with white cabbage ...... I'm surprised the UN wasn't involved, talk about chemical weapons, blerch! I'll stick with shop bought. Don't know if it would work with kale, I thought it had to be a flatter leaf (not as wrinkled as kale?)

As it's such a hardy plant, I leave mine in the ground. If it gets too tough and leathery I cut some back and let it regrow. I do that with cabbage as well.

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