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5 things to always have in your freezer

These are 5 things I just can't do without! Be sure to have this in your freezer and you will always be able to cook up something.

  1. Bacon freezes beautifully and adds wonderful flavour to just about any dish. Think pasta's, yummy wrapped chicken fillets, that spur-of-the-moment breakfasts, meatballs, potato salad, etc. I buy them in stacks when they are on special and are almost never out of supply.
  2. Always keep a loaf of bread or a batch of English muffins for those days you just don't have the time (or the energy) to go to the shops.  Pop a frozen slice of bread in the toaster for or defrost the whole loaf or muffins at room temperature and pop in the oven (at 180°C) for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice up your favourite fruit and make little frozen smoothie packs. Just toss them into the blender with yogurt or milk for an on-the-go breakfast.
  4. Cut some vegetables in julienne strips or cubes and freeze in little freezer bags. Perfect for stir-fry or for cooking in the microwave with a lump of butter. 
  5. And my favourite: herbs. Chances are, you won’t have fresh herbs on hand at any given moment. There is an easy solution: Freezing herbs in olive oil or butter. Choose firm, fresh herbs, such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs. Pour extra-virgin olive oil or melted, unsalted butter over the herbs. Freeze overnight. Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags. See how I do it below!

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