Has anyone been picking strawberries, raspberries or blueberries this summer? We just spent the day picking, and then dealing with, strawberries. Tomorrow, at the rehearsal dinner for my niece's wedding, we will be serving strawberry shortcake. Yum.
[I love blueberries, so I might give that a try. I heard they really attract the bees though, and I'm scared of them. I'm also not sure where to go for them. I've picked raspberries from neighbours yards before, just a bowl full at a time, with those it's the wasps that terrify me!/QUOTE]
I've never gone, but from what my grandma picked, that's what I remember. They were the best frozen. Even now, when we buy a big things of blueberries, I eat the big ones fresh and freeze the small ones although they aren't quite the same. Chemguy has messed up a few times and grabbed the separate little ones (still in the fridge) instead of washing from the big package because he doesn't get it. He's learned and just keeps me happy even if he thinks it's weird@crazyheart - I too have done that picking of low bush blueberries thing in northern Manitoba. I didn't find the berries to be big and juicy though - they were tiny and juicy and wonderfully tasty. It seemed to take forever to get a pail full (but maybe that was because I spent a lot of time swatting the mosquitos that landed on me!).