Frozen in the Summertime

Turn Your Freezer Into a Pantry With Carefully-Chosen Frozen Foods.

Frozen in the Summertime

Turn Your Freezer Into a Pantry With Carefully-Chosen Frozen Foods.

Like most of you, I am not tolerant of artificial ingredients, additives, or fake foods (I'm talking about you, Cool Whip) and with rare exception, I believe we should eat fresh foods that are grown as close as possible to where we live. I'm being a bit defensive because here we are with our markets welcoming the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables and I'm writing about frozen foods.

All frozen foods aren't bad hold-overs from the sixties. In fact, a few are better than their fresh counterparts, even at the height of summer. Keeping a judicious selection of them on hand, year-round, can turn our small freezers into extensions of our city kitchen pantries, a resource that comes in very handy especially on those over-taxed days when we get home late or just can't get to the market.

For those of you who think I'm being sacrilegious, I will be glad to hear your protests. Until then, here's my list of my favorite frozen foods. I've got another list for canned goods but we'll do that another time.

 

What else do I love frozen? Little bags of pignoli nuts that can be otherwise quick to spoil, strawberry sorbet, containers of Citarella's broccoli rabe ravioli, and bottles of my husband's favorite Limoncello. Treat your freezer like a pantry and give some frozen foods a chance. Don't worry. The food police will never know.

 

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