Strawberries and cherries in December! The very thought of this much-loved type of fruit that we enjoy. forcing us to consider how to store and preserve the longer the favorite foods. There is a simple solution – freezing.

Freeze food if you overdid it with the amount. Also, freezing is a good option if you do not want to lose herbs which you produce. For everything you want to store in the freezer, make sure not to forget it, and put a label with the date of freezing – because some foods can keep up to a year.

  1. Butter

Butter is best stored in the freezer in its original packaging. Nine months in the freezer should not harm its quality. During storage, make sure that is not located on the food with strong odors, such as, for example, garlic. When you want to use it, it is best to put it in the refrigerator overnight, or faster defrosting in the microwave which won’t have any drastic consequences.

  1. Cooked rice

Cooked rice can stand in the freezer for six months. In order to best preserve, it must be stored in a leak-proof container or leave the bag in which it is cooked. Do not forget to label the date of storage, and write down how many servings of rice is frozen. An easy way to thaw it in the microwave, and when thawing on the stove in a pan, add a little water.

  1. Cheese

Thus, the cheese can be frozen. But the success of this way of storing this food will depend on the strength of the cheese. Hard cheeses such as cheddar and Swiss cheese can be frozen for 6 months. If you keep too much cheese for which does not want to fail, it is best to grate and place it in a freezer bag. The same period freeze applies to soft cheeses such as brie, mozzarella, feta and quark, cream cheese do not ever freeze. It will change the structure, but the flavor will not be tasty. When you decide to use the stored cheeses, it is best to thaw in the refrigerator, then they should be used within two to three days.

  1. Herbs

Freezing fresh herbs is a great way to preserve herbs throughout the year. Before storing in the freezer, herbs need chop. After thawing, it will still have its original flavor. Thawed herbs will change color, but it is not recommended to use it to decorate dishes. Chopped herbs would be distributed best evenly on a flat surface with that will help you to take an amount you need. In the freezer, it can last for 12 months.

  1. Fruit

Depending on the type, the fruit can be kept in the freezer for up to one year. For apples, it is not recommended for more than 8 months. 12months for blueberries; 2-3 months for bananas. The best option is first prepared fruit in the same way as you would use it immediately. So clean them, peel the apples, remove the pit from the peach, larger fruit chopped into pieces. Leave the berries whole. Store them well in a container to freeze. if the fruit packed in bags try to press out as much air. Frozen fruit can be used for colorful smoothies.

  1. Fresh meat

According to data presented by the Ministry of Agriculture in the United States, fresh meat can be frozen for up to one year. All kind of chicken, turkey, small birds in one piece can be held up to 12 months. If it comes to the meat of poultry, 9 months is recommended for the storage of this type of meat. Freshly minced meat types are that the freezer can be stored the shortest period of 3 – 4 months.