Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Berries Galore!

It's great having good friends and a tradition each year where you go out and cut yourself to ribbons to obtain fruit. This weekend we had our third annual berry picking with our friend Chris. Now understand that his wife had the wonderful excuse of the child's nap to stay home in the air conditioned house on this blistering day. We garbed ourselves in long pants, hiking shoes and short sleeved shirts (big mistake as we were all cut up on the arms). We put on our berry picking hats and went to our secret spot in northern Baltimore County.

We were probably only picking for an hour but it sure seemed like four. Between the 3 of us we probably picked about 12 quarts of berries. Chris said he was going to make sauce, my sweetie said he was going to make scones. I made jam. There are some crazy people who actually spend their Saturday afternoon standing over a pot full of boiling sugar syrup for 1/2 hour in the middle of July in 95 degree heat. I guess I qualify. Take a look. I want to make schaum tortes this weekend. I think I'm going to have to serve them with frozen berries though as I doubt our berries will make it a week. I'll let you know how they turned out.

1 comment:

  1. I like your updates and will probably copy your zucchini recipe (minus the fennel of course.) Glad you put the paella on too. Any raspberries left? Our extras are all sauce now.