TOP 5: Best Foods to Stock Up for Winter

August 24, 2018 , , , , ,

At the end of the summer, it’s time to bring home large quantities of fresh produce at great prices. In winter, these same foods are scarce and more expensive, but with a little organization, it is possible to savour them all year long. Here we help you discover the 5 best foods to stock up.

1. Tomatoes

Towards the end of the summer, crates of tomatoes are sold at very low prices. This is the perfect opportunity to buy a large quantity and stock up. In addition, it is an original activity to do with family or friends! I recommend you read our article on how to safely preserve food, because there are some important precautions to take. You will be delighted to have beautiful tomatoes!

2. Sweet peppers

If you are a subscriber to our meal plans, you have probably already prepared roasted peppers. Did you know that you can freeze them? It’s easy enough, I invite you to follow this method. You can then prepare our recipes for Quesadilla with Peppers, Avocado and Turkey, Simplified No-Crust Quiche and Potato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers in no time at all!

3. Fresh Herbs

What to do with all the herbs you have grown in the summer? Use basil to make some delicious pesto that you can freeze in ice cubes. Turn your parsley into our Parsley and Garlic Base that you will use in many of our recipes. For other tips, check out our article on how to store fresh herbs.

4. Berries

Did you know that blueberries, strawberries and raspberries freeze very easily? Wash them, dry them and spread them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Once frozen, put them in freezer bags. Simple as everything! The berries will be excellent in a crisp or a smoothie.

5. Plums and Apricots

Take advantage of the summer bounty to make a succulent compote. Once frozen, it can be kept for up to 4 months. Try our recipe of Plum Compote.

What foods will you keep this year? Let us know on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Pinterest or in the comments below!


Jeanne Dumouchel
A graduate of the UQAM in Communication (digital media) and a connoisseur of culture in all its forms, Jeanne has been the social media community manager for SOSCuisine since 2016. She also collaborates on the creation of content for the blog. SOSCuisine helps her to shop and eat better every day.

2 comments to “TOP 5: Best Foods to Stock Up for Winter”

August 25, 2018 Moderiamia said:

Oh, and I forgot to mention that there are many herbs used as spices that can help too. Parsley and cilantro and basil are three (though I haven”t found cilantro or basil to be that helpful), some say rosemary and similar “pine smelling / resinous / turpentine-like herbs, and citrus peels. I”m sure there are others!

August 31, 2018 May Thiessen said:

I’ve already canned berries, etc. as they came ripe (chokecherry syrup, crab apple butter, crab apple sauce, crab apple juice, saskatoon berries, stewed rhubarb) – but I like to do pears and peaches when they arrive from BC as well. Last year I discovered that you don’t have to peel pears before canning – and they’ll do just fine canning them in water rather than syrup. What a time saver!

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