Category Archives: Freezing

Smelly bones

Put meat bones/scraps in a plastic bag in the freezer. Come collection day there is no smell in your rubbish bin. – Audrey from Tauranga.

Frozen vegetables

Karen from Dunedin writes, “I dehydrate 1kg bags of frozen vegetables, it is so worthwhile, they can be used for camping, emergency situations like floods and quakes. Light and easy to carry and store.”

Cook and freeze

MD from Auckland writes, “Cook a large piece of meat then portion and put in snap locks and freeze. Always keep a list of what you have in the freezer and meal plan around what you have”.

Jean S.

If you have trouble tying cardboard for recycling use old tights. They are very strong and flexible. No need to purchase string. Also having trouble with twist ties, use plastic clothes pegs. Sometimes I think there are more pegs in my freezer than in the peg bag.

LTB, Auckland

To make chocolate ice blocks that turn out exactly like the expensive store-bought ones, at a significant savings. First make a chocolate custard. Place 500ml milk in a saucepan (I use fresh whole milk, but you can use reconstituted powder milk for extra savings) and bring it to the boil. Then add a tablespoon of […]

Canny Scot, Christchurch.

I have been enjoying a good fruit harvest from my dwarf fruit trees this year. When they all seem to ripen at once I slice nectarines and peaches and simmer them in some honey and cinnamon for five minutes then cool and freeze. Handy for whipping up a quick fruit tart or fruit cobbler when […]