Remember the other day how we got a whole heap of cherries? Well, that afternoon my partner discovered a different orchard was selling some produce too! Check out this haul below:
We have: raspberry jam, boysenberries, blueberries, red currants, then (in my best Bubba voice) cherry pie family size, cherry pie individual size, cherry juice, cherry ice cream…
…cherry slice. Tha’s…tha’s about it.
Now, the trouble with getting so many rich berries all at once while they’re all in season, is that we end up unable to handle eating more berries after a while. We don’t want all this stuff to go off, and I have a hankering for making some sauces, desserts and baked stuff. So I decided to stockpile it in the freezer for cold weather.
Can you just imagine when it’s snowing, having a lovely strudel, or a lamb roast with some red currant sauce? I want to get loads more red currants, because they’re far too tart to eat fresh, so I know everyone won’t pinch them. Yet, most of us here love red currant sauce on meats, and that’s a nightmare to buy at the supermarket! If you can find it ready made to buy, it’s dear as poison. I think home made will be a lot nicer.
I’ve hidden all this away in our big chest freezer for us to forget about until Winter. I think we’ll keep stocking up on the jams, and buying enough fruit to eat fresh and enough to freeze.
Of course, everytime we get more berry-type fruit, it makes me want to plant them in our yard. I have decided we will plant blueberries, we’re seriously considering a cherry tree, but we will have to draw the line somewhere, I’m sure.
In the meantime, I’ll have time to think about what to make with this frozen stuff for the colder weather. Any suggestions?