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Lemon Grass - Chopping and Storing for Later Use

Bringing it Home

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This lemon grass was grown by my sister in law in the garden. She and her hubby grow this grass all summer, then dig it all up, grind it up and use for stir fried and steeping in a hot tea.

"You drink it, good for body. Make healthy..." She says as she makes sweeping motions downward.

She pulled a goodly amount and we brought it home. My hubby put it in water, but retained two to plant in one of the houseplants.

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Of course, he used some the next day in a stir fry. She had grown some strange looking squash. (Apparently you can eat young louffa)

She gave him a recipe to try and he made it the next day. It was a tasty combination, with the rice, chicken, lemon grass and louffa. Different.

Cutting Lemon Grass with a Food Processor

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The small chopper was overworked and got a little warm. The next day I tried again with a regular food processor with a chopping blade. It seemed to do just a little bit better temperature wise.

Same quality of cut.

Too Much - Cut Less in a Batch

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Freeze

Label bags with sharpie

Label bags with sharpie

Store in freezer for using at a later date.

Store in freezer for using at a later date.

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on October 13, 2021:

Peggy Woods, thank you for your comment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 13, 2021:

It is great that you can get home-grown lemon grass. I wish I had known that young loofahs are edible when I grew them many years ago. We only used them as sponges.

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on October 13, 2021:

Liz Westwood, thank you for your comment.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 13, 2021:

I have noticed lemongrass more in recipes recently.

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