No one loves cauliflower more than me. Clearly, considering this is my first post on this blog, and it’s about cauliflower. Recently, though, I have been torn. As much as I love it, I have a difficult time paying $7-8 per head. In areas further from the city, prices here have gotten up over $10. I am not sure if it is due to the rain or drought in Mexico or California, but demand is high and supply is low.
Well today, all my dreams came true. Okay, maybe that is a bit dramatic, but I was happy enough to share it on my Facebook wall. Cauliflower is 2 for $4 at our local Kin’s Market. Not only is the price right, but they were HUGE.
So here was my dilemma, how many do I buy.? Luckily I know how to properly freeze cauliflower so that it can be saved and used when prices climb again. Follow theses instructions and preserve the cheap cauliflower, it only takes a few moments.
- Cut the cauliflower into pieces.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Add cauliflower, bring back to a boil.
- Set timer for three minutes.
- Remove cauliflower and immediately place in a large bowl of cold water with ice cubes.
- Once cooled, store in large freezer bags.
Using this method will help preserve the “fresh veggie” aspect of the cauliflower and will allow you to enjoy yours in a few months. In the future I hope to have fresh cauliflower from my property, but for now, I will snatch it up when it’s cheap.
I would love to hear how you preserve your veggies. Leave me a comment below!