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I always check dates and throw away anything that's on or past the date. 2 1.38%
I check dates and make sure to use everything within the date. 10 6.90%
I keep an eye on dates and use nose, eyes and brain to determine what's still good to eat 100 68.97%
I only buy enough food to last a couple of days, so this never happens. 12 8.28%
I just eat stuff without really looking at the dates. 13 8.97%
What's a best before date? 4 2.76%
What's a fridge? 4 2.76%
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Yes, just celery. The root stuff that's normally called Sellerie in German is called celeriac in English, celerie rave in French.
Americans call celeriac celery root.

And I’ve frozen roasted bell peppers without issue. Any roasted pepper in fact. Bought a bunch of poblanos last week and will roast, skin and freeze them today.
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Americans call celeriac celery root.

And Iíve frozen roasted bell peppers without issue. Any roasted pepper in fact. Bought a bunch of poblanos last week and will roast, skin and freeze them today.
Why do you roast them before freezing?
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Why do you roast them before freezing?
Generally, to remove the skin so they are ready to use (poblanos). Usually the Peperoni are leftovers.
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Why do you roast them before freezing?
Because if you don't, they will come out like mush.

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Because if you don't, they will come out like mush.

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The internet said they don't.
Okay, I'll take your word for it.
But only because it sounds logical. I like logical.

That leads to an other question (as I don't like peeling things as long as their not oranges and bananas etc.):
Can I roast them and NOT peal them and freeze them?
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Thanks, that was good. So I was talking about celery (and celeriac is not so much my thing except in soups). Which I would like to plant this year as well - so thanks for the article.
They're easy to grow, I always have them in my allotment too. Need a tad more water and feed than 'normal' and will reward you with lovely big bulbs.
Last year I used some of mine (stalks and bulb) ampng a few other veggies to make my own vegetable broth powder (GemŁsebouillonpulver)
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Certainly a big part of it. Different flavour, I usually chop the white and cook it in early then add the green part later.
Yes. The white part I might also leave for another time. Iím quite surprised anyone would throw out the green part.

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And don't forget the stalk and leaves of cauliflower and broccoli. Again, the cook differently, so the stalk is usually cut into strips and cooked longer, then the leaves can be added towards the end of cooking. Or save them both for soup.
I like the stalks of broccoli and cauliflower. But I donít cook them separate. I donít mind if they are a bit less cooked. Though I do cut them a bit smaller.

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Yukk. Those hard bits around the seeds are not edible. I used to avoid apple puddings as a child because they were often not properly cored. Still hate it if you find those bits. Why would you choose to eat them?
Of course they are! Iím living proof. Itís only a bit more chewy. You know. Fiber.
I eat them because I like the taste of the seeds.
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The internet said they don't.
Okay, I'll take your word for it.
But only because it sounds logical. I like logical.

That leads to an other question (as I don't like peeling things as long as their not oranges and bananas etc.):
Can I roast them and NOT peal them and freeze them?
I often peel them once I thaw them but sometimes I peel them before I freeze them. After thawing helps them keep their shape. If roasted properly, should be relatively easy to peel.
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