Monday, October 5, 2009

New Freezer

For the last several years we have been trying to figure out how to get a freezer that would run on our off the grid system where we don't have a lot of electricity to spare. Today we got a brand new Steca freezer reputed to be the most efficient 12 volt DC freezer available today. We hauled it over on the boat and tomorrow we'll get it set up and running.
And, as we are expecting a serious frost this evening, we picked the last of the basil to make pesto and put it in the freezer. We also picked over 100 lbs. of outdoor tomatoes to save them from the frost. Tomorrow we'll start making tomato sauce. We're running out of pantry space and sauce will concentrate them into fewer jars.


  1. I am just about to pick the last of our basil and make it into pesto with pine nuts and olive oil. I never thought of freezing it - thanks for the tip.

  2. A good way to do this is to put the pesto into ice cube trays. When it is frozen you pop the pesto cubes out and put them in a freezer bag or container. You can then take out one cube to use for pasta or whatever.