Monday, July 5, 2010

Small Fruits

A great thing about this time of year is that we have plenty of fruit to eat without going to the store. This quart container heaped with (mostly) blueberries, Yellow Marble cherry tomatoes, blackberries, and three tiny plums is from this evening's walk through the yard after work.

In the last two-to-three weeks, we have had berries made into syrup for pancakes, berries by the handful as snacks throughout the day, berries packed into little containers for the freezer, and berries in the dehydrator to use like raisins in recipes later in the year. I take little yellow tomatoes in my lunchbox to eat at work. I am guessing that, currently, none of us is in danger of developing scurvy.


  1. That looks so good! I love to be able to walk around and snack out of the yard!

  2. These are my favorite kinds of harvests! Just to be able to walk around and get a sampling without stressing about canning or preserving it! Enjoy! I have downed about a gallon it seems of blackberry lemonade today, I made it so tart that I can't seem to quench my thirst, LOL!

  3. My berries didn't materialize because of the cold wet weather. Good thing I still have lots in the freezer. Great post, pretty picture. Peace

    ps have you seen this link

  4. Hi everyone!

    We are really lucky that the birds haven't hit the berries too hard yet this year. I'm expecting a huge mixed flock (catbirds, robins, mockingbirds, etc) to take up residence in our yard any day now to eat all the small fruits, but we are enjoying having bowls of berries out in the kitchen for snacking, for as long as we can have them!


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