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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
The Scoop on Frozen Foods
Freezing food for storage is an ideal way to
stretch budgets and plan ahead for meals when
time is of the essence. Storing foods in the freezer
also saves money by reducing spoilage and the
amount of food that ends up in the trash.
Putting food on ice has been a popular storage
method for centuries. Despite myths that abound
about frozen foods, nutritional content in most
food is not lost during the freezing process, and
frozen produce is just as healthy as fresh items.
Some other foods may not taste as good or retain
their distinctive texture when frozen, but knowing
how and when to freeze is the key.
Most of the seafood available at markets
undergoes a process called “twice freezing,” an
acceptable and cost-saving measure. Fish caught
at sea is immediately frozen for shipping. It is then
thawed, cleaned and processed, aft er which it is
frozen again and sent to market locations. Once
frozen fi sh has been thawed for use in meals, it is
unadvisable to refreeze left overs. Th e same can be
said for meat or poultry that has been previously
frozen. Otherwise you may notice the taste and
texture are quite diﬀ erent from fresh foods.
Fruits, soft cheeses and water-rich produce
like celery or cucumbers should stay out of the
freezer. While they may freeze well and fast, upon
thawing you can be left with mushy, limp and
1201 35th Street at Kingwood, Florence
Highway 101 & 35 St.
Hi, Welcome Restaurant
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Poached, in or special
CHICKEN BREAST: Boneless, Skinless Breast of Chicken
that are devoted to helping the wellbeing of local
SHRIMP SKEWERS: 2 Grilled Shrimp Skewers
children. This month FLORENCE HEAD START
All of the above are served with
Green Beans is or the
a Shrimp Dinner Salad
By sitting at these
you help a
Pork Ribs with the
every time. We James
BLACKENED SALMON CEASAR SALAD
Town, Florence • Daily 11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
Serving Bowls of comfort for Over 50 Years • 541-997-2185
Milk will freeze and thaw well, but other dairy
products may not hold up as well. Some dairy
products may separate upon thawing and curdle.
Cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise will
lose their smooth consistency aft er being frozen.
Stick to harder cheeses, such as cheddar, for
freezing. And if you must freeze cheese, use it in
foods that will be cooked, like casseroles or pasta
dishes, instead of being served on its own.
When freezing any foods, keep in mind
that liquid will expand. Leave adequate room for
expansion in the storage container. Unless the
original container (such as a milk carton) has
enough room, you may need to transfer foods to
another container before freezing.
Purchase 1st entrée receive 2nd 1/2 price
Dinner FRI and SAT nights from 5-8pm
Fried foods will not retain their crispiness aft er
freezing and thawing if they are already cooked. If
you must prepare fried foods in advance, coat the
uncooked foods in a breading material and then
freeze. When you’re ready to fry, remove the items
from the freezer and cook.
S urfside Restaurant
The Grill & Lounge
Lunch served Wed-Sun 11:30-5:00
HAPPY HOUR 2-5 Wed-Sun
Do not freeze eggs in their shells. During
the freezing process, the eggs will expand and
the shells will crack. Th is can pose a food-storage
issue. It is better to eat eggs fresh.
WE NOW HAVE CRAFT BEER ON TAP
FRIDAY Ribeye with horseradish cream sauce
baked potato & sautéed asparagus.
SATURDAY: Pan Seared Mahi Mahi
topped with fresh cucumber salsa served with a
vegetable rice & sautéed green beans
Open for Lunch & Dinner • Lunch Specials Daily
165 M APLE S T . • 541-997-9811•
WWW . MAPLESTREETGRILLE . COM
Hours: Breakfast: 7 a.m. 4 p.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m 4 p.m. Dinner: 4 p.m- 9 p.m.
Open until 10 p.m on Friday /Saturday
W INE B AR & S ALES - D ELICATESSEN
Locally Baked Pastries – Breads – Muffins
Sandwiches - Soup - Salads
Our Organic Garden is supplying our
Greens and Vegetables
Willamette Valley Raw Milk Cheeses
WEEKEND WINE TASTING
Umpqua Valley • Brandborg Vineyards
Benchlands Pinot Noir and Fleur De Lis – White Pinot Noir
Open Daily 10 am - 5pm • Closed Mondays
1277 Bay Street- Old Town Florence - 5 41-902 -1391
Prime Rib Wednesday
Includes yukon mashed
potatoes and salad. Only
1285 Bay Street in Old Town Florence, OR 97439
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am to Close
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 5:00pm