Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Out Berry Pickin'

This morning simplyjen and I went blueberry picking with the local Master Gardeners. Seems on of our Master Gardeners has his own "U-Pick-It" set up; we were invited to attend the day's festivities. It was a sweet time of work and fellowship with the people simplyjen work's with every Wednesday at our local county extension office.
Once home, these berries were cleaned, packed in two-cup portions, and frozen for later use. Around here, they are eaten straight from the freezer, blended in a smoothie, sprinkled over crepes or waffles, and baked in fruit crisps, cobblers, or pies. They pair up nicely with fresh yogurt and granola for a light breakfast or snack. Yum!
The rest of the day has taken a drastic turn; storms rolled through our area. High winds, thunder and heavy rains whipped around us. We made it to the barn just in time for small branches to fall from trees near the garden where we were picking today's produce. All safe now, and the weather has settled down.

We will be away from this space for the next two days; headed for a food show.


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