Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The haul

So here's what thirteen-plus pounds, or over six kilograms, of blueberries look like. I washed the berries in a sink full of water and worked to de-stem them (which wasn't all that difficult since the stems mostly fell off by themselves in the rinsing process). I let them drip-dry in these colanders for a while before bagging them up for the freezer. I won't tell you how many berries I had to re-wash because they rolled onto the floor.

It's hard to see in the photo, but that yellow colander is about twice the size of the other two.

I ended up with two one-kilo (about two pounds) bags and seven five-hundred gram (about a pound each) bags. The rest went into a container in the fridge. We're still eating those today.

12 comments:

  1. still life with colanders and blueberries. looks sooooo gooood.

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    1. Anne-Marie -- that would be a challenge, getting the blueberry hue and then all the dark to refelcted light values.

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    2. BTW, I'll be in Philly in October for a Girls' High class reunion.

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  2. Déchetterie is a cool word for dump!

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  3. Now, that is a bunch of blueberries!

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    1. judy, a loverly bunch... lol

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  4. Wow. jam?
    I am impressed.

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  5. You sure have been busy! Glad to know most (probably) have received a double washing.

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  6. That colander on the right is an IKEA item, isn't it? We have one.
    Blueberries grow just fine in pots and the give great autumn colour, though if you;ve got someone else who goes to the trouble of growing blueberries, that's fine too.

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    1. pollygarter, yup, that's an IKEA special.

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  7. how lovely: I have some fond memories of blueberry picking - the ultimate August fruit.

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