Sunday we both decided we shouldn’t wait any longer to try to go blackberry picking. It is a good walk from our house, but worth it to bring home a free harvest! Thankfully, we had not missed all the good ones. We were also thankful we wore jeans and old tennis shoes even though it was a hot day—much better for traipsing through the briars!
My little one tired out before we were done, but she did a great job resting in the shade! Can you see the purple around her mouth? This event lent to getting out Blueberries for Sal to read again!
Another victory (in addition to bringing home a bunch of berries) was taking care of the blackberries before they all went bad. First I washed all of them and laid them out to dry on old dishtowels. Then I laid one layers worth on a jelly roll pan to freeze—2 pans worth. The next day I put the frozen berries in freezer bags. The rest I put in the fridge for eating soon (and they’re almost gone)! We also made a Blackberry Buckle introduced to us by my dear friend Rachel when we lived in Germany.
What should I do with the rest? We’ve tried blackberry lemonade in the past. I already have some blackberry jam in the fridge. How have you had success with blackberries?
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