Friday, June 21, 2013

Strawberry Season 2013

Last night we finished picking this year's supply of strawberries. I think total, from two evenings of picking, we got about 50 pounds. I freeze most, and we eat a lot fresh. The frozen ones go into smoothies and ice cream during the winter, as well as mixed with blueberries for a cooked pancake/waffle syrup.
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Last year I made the mistake of just putting a whole bag of washed berries in the freezer. That makes for one huge clump of frozen berries when you want to make a smoothie and you have to hack away with it with a knife. So this year, I froze them all in a single layer on a cookie sheet/baking pan...
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...and then put them in freezer bags. This way, they aren't so clumped and we can easily break just the right amount off when we want them this winter.
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Happy Longest Day of the Year, by the way! Over 15 hours of daylight today, and the beginning of summer. We're having a cookout with my nieces*, as well as a sleepover, to celebrate. :)

*correction: I don't have any nieces. For some reason, my sister-in-laws seemed like nieces in my mind and that's what came out when I was typing. Gracious me. *rolls eyes*

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    1. Ah! No, actually, I don't. I meant...sister-in-laws! Gracious me.

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    2. Lol ok, I just got really confused for a second! Maybe you will have one in October ;)

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