Sunday, January 13, 2013

Enjoying the summer berry harvest ............Sunday January 13, 2013

Happy New Year - my first blog post of 2013.
The blueberry bird cage that we build late last year has really paid off with lots of blueberries ripening each day. I have been  picking every second day for the past couple of weeks and apart from freezing some, have just been enjoying the blueberries eaten fresh - the best way to have them.

The raspberries have been ripening madly too and I have had to pick them almost daily to keep up with the crop. This weekend I have sat some in vinegar to brew for the week so that I can make some raspberry vinegar next weekend. After 6 days of sitting in vinegar, the raspberries are strained and then the liquid brought to the boil with an equal amount of suger. Makes a delicious salad dressing. There are plenty of raspberries sitting in the freezer too until I decide what to do with them. Jam, syrup, cordial are on the agenda at some stage when it gets cold and there isn't the motivation to be outside.