Back into the old ways
Friday, July 05, 2019
I went Strawberry picking early on Wednesday morning and came home with 11 pounds after a 40 minute pick. Two years ago I couldn't kneel for that long, so I haven't been in a while. I spent the next four hours turning the berries into two batches of strawberry jam and a batch of strawberry banana jam.
I also used the berries and jam to make a crisp for the Fourth. It was very tasty and I cut the calories by using mostly splenda as the sweetener and sticking to the recommended serving size.
I plan another pick on Monday as the temp and humidity are forecast to be lower. I want two more batches of strawberry banana and two batches of strawberry rhubarb jam. Some will be given as Christmas gifts and the rest will be used by the family. I will pick again for raspberries and blueberries as they come into readiness,