August 12, 2005
After Amanda's recent posts about canning etc. I feel compelled to update you all on my preserving endeavors. Blueberries have been in season for 3 weeks or so here. Both last week and this week the kids & I have been picking. We go to a local berry farm that grows high bush berries. I think they're the easiest berry I've picked because you get so much fruit for relatively little effort. The berries grow high and the bushes don't have any thorns (like raspberries). The season has been terrific and should last till the end of Aug.
We've picked 15 lbs so far and will be back next week before we go on our vacation to Montreal. We've been eating lots of fresh berries, by the handfuls and on cereal etc. The rest I've frozen for muffins, pancakes etc... I love blueberry pancakes! I don't have any photos of beautiful, colored jars to show you - like Amanda's. A picture of my ziploc bags in the freezer just isn't the same smile But here are pictures of my brown berries (what I call our sun kissed children).
One thing I miss is raspberries. You can pick them here but they are expensive and I don't have anyone's patch I can pick from. So, next year I am starting my own. We'll see how long it takes before we get fruit. But I can't wait to have more fresh raspberries.
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