The best berry ever - blueberries!
We drove a fair piece to get to a UPick place and we were not disappointed. The bushes were LOADED! I ran down the rows of bushes snatching and grabbing up handfuls of those beautiful blue orbs, yelling my rallying cry "More buckets! Bring me more buckets!" I was unstoppable. Finally, exhausted, we hauled our catch up to the weigh station.
Strawberries are fine, but blueberries... that's the ticket.
The owner's eyes bugged out of his head when he saw we had almost thirty pounds of blue heaven. The folks behind us barely had five pounds. Amateurs. And yeah, I smirked a little at them. As we were walking away I heard one of them say, "What are they gonna do with all those berries?"
HA! What aren't I gonna do with all these berries! The possibilities are endless! I'm in heaven!
It took a couple days but all the lovely blue gems are either frozen whole (on a cookie sheet in a single layer, then put into freezer bags), mashed and jammed using my favorite Pomona's Universal Pectin - low sugar of course, baked in a crisp then portioned and put in smaller containers, or made into pie filling for later use.
How can you resist? Go and pick some! Quick!
I was so ga-ga over the berries I almost forgot to just leave some whole and fresh. For.. you know... perfect scones. Or maybe there will be blueberry pancakes... ah yes, I believe there will be blueberry pancakes.
Happy Wednesday everyone!