Freeze Fresh: All Things Preserving and Freezing
UWEC alum, Crystal Schmidt, is releasing ‘Freeze Fresh,’ a book about preserving produce
It’s safe to say we’ve all thrown away some produce we have bought or grown at some point in our lives, either due to not preparing it in enough time or just having too much of it. Crystal Schmidt, a UW-Eau Claire alum that found success on Instagram as a homesteading and preserving resource and now she is having her first book published called Freeze Fresh.
Schmidt has quite the following on her Instagram page Whole Fed Homestead, with over 72k followers, as she posts about all things gardening, homesteading, and most of all, preserving. Her new book, Freeze Fresh will be released on July 5 and dives deep into preservation through freezing and the processes related to that.
Freeze Fresh contains tips on how to not only properly freeze your produce, but which things to blanch and how to cook them when you’re ready to use them. There will also be recipes in the Freeze Fresh that are easy to freeze and recipes for your frozen produce.
“I wanted to create a book that gives people other options and make preserving food more accessible and feel more doable for the average person,” Schmidt said. “Freezing is and has always been my favorite way to preserve things because it’s fast and easy, much easier than canning, and the quality of the food is very good if you do it correctly.”
Freeze Fresh will be available on July 5 at Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and anywhere else you can purchase books. You can check out Whole Fed Homestead on Instagram, Youtube, and on their website wholefedhomestead.com.