We have been on vacation in Downeast Maine / Canadian Maritimes. We collected lots and lots of stones from the beach and even found a bunch of sea glass. And on the way home, we stopped on the side of the road and bought 20 Pounds of wild Maine blueberries. Yum.
Now what does one do with 20 pounds of blueberries?? Well, so far, I have canned 20 jars of blueberry jam, made one killer blueberry double-crusted pie, lemon-blueberry scones and blueberry muffins. DH made blueberry ice cream and is trying out some blueberry vinegar. I have individually frozen about 2 quarts, and I still have two quarts left in my refrigerator that I need to do something with. I think I will just freeze them for later use.
It was the first time that I had ever made jam, and the first time that I ever used a boiling water bath canner (is that what it is called??). In any case, it was easier with the second batch, and I’m excited to do some more canning as more vegetables/fruits come in. Hopefully, our tomatoes will start turning red soon!
My cool picture mosaic seems to be getting cut-off, but in my HTML-ignorance, I have no idea how to fix it. Sigh. Ah well, we can’t all be perfect, right? If you click on the picture, it will take you to Flickr where you can see the whole thing. And yes, that is a huge geodesic dome in the upper right that looks like a giant blueberry. It’s Wild Blueberry Land!