Colors of Summer

Favorite Colors of Summer:

Blue

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Freezing blueberries is easy. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a sheet of foil, then lay a kitchen towel on top. Rinse a whole bunch of just picked berries or just bought berries. Transfer them to the towel. Give a little shake to give the towel a chance to absorb all the excess water. Carefully remove the towel. Pull out enough berries to have just one layer of berries in the tray. Freeze until firm and then transfer to a plastic bag for safe keeping in the freezer.

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What do you do with the blueberries you pulled out of the tray? Why, eat them, of course! I still have probably 8 pounds of blueberries to get through. It’s a good thing blueberries keep well in the fridge.

Red.
This is possibly our all time favorite color so far this season.

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The boys kept saying over and over how this is their favorite shade of red. I agree. I loved watching them work together to pit all 6.5 pounds of cherries that we picked. Having little helpers around is really great.

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We made the sour cherry jam that I made last year, only I doubled the recipe and added 2 tablespoons of kirsch at the end. Booze=yum! We had enough cherries for jam and a tray to freeze for later.

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The jam is heavenly when combined with greek yogurt. Summer color doesn’t get much better than this. What’s your favorite color of summer so far?

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Posted on June 28, 2013, in Canning, Family Fun, Inspiration and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow. Fresh blueberries are so expensive here (think $7-9 for a 200g punnet) so I’ve never had to think about freezing them! Cherries, when they’re in season, are a little better (about $9 per kg) but it’s still an expensive exercise when thinking about making jam. Your photos are gorgeous though. That cherry jam with the kirsch sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this lovely summery post (it’s winter here at the moment, so my favourite colour is probably orange. Lots and lots of vitamin C to try and recover from this cold that I’m trying to shake off!)

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