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The ultimate guide to freezing summer's bounty

Although we lived in the suburbs, my family lived, in many ways, like homesteaders. Every summer, we would get extra fruits and veggies, and freeze them to eat all winter. Now, my brother has a farm, and so we freeze even more — leftovers that come home from market, or "seconds." I have frozen tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, corn, peas, broccoli, green beans, spinach, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, currants, apricots, plums, peaches, rhubarb, applesauce, and winter squash. I don't claim to be an expert on freezing fruits and vegetables; however, from years of experience, I have found a handful of methods that work for me…

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Cooking Challenge Day 4 results: The dog ate my homework, and the great pepper debacle of 2014

You know, when I started this challenge, I was worried that it wouldn't be difficult enough for me. Bwahahahaha. Oh hubris. Look at me — I make one salad several times week on my own and I think I'm a fucking master chef. But I forgot that I'm rotten luck in the kitchen. As you can tell by my videos, I spend as much time dropping things and searching for wayward ingredients as I do actually being competent. That's why the Day Four's breakfast's disaster was NOT surprising, but totally disheartening…