May 22, 2015

Berries Blue and Red

I somehow hoarded a bunch of free product coupons...enough for 14 boxes of berries. Thanks Special K! I redeemed them all in a span of a week, so needless to say there ended up being an abundance of fruit. I got some 2lb boxes of strawberries, some 1lb and pints of blueberries. I thought about getting rasberries, but I've got those growing in the backyard and they're taking over.

Lots of blueberries and while they aren't the super flavour packed "wild" blueberries, they're delicious just the same. Aren't they the prettiest little things?

I picked up 13lbs of strawberries all together. They were from the brand Sweet Darling and not only were they sweet, they came in huge sizes. Take a look at this one in particular compared to my hand. And just so you know, my hands aren't small! 

Not berries, but my NOTD from weeks back. How pretty is this colour?

So what I ended up doing with all that fruit was prep them for the freezer. I washed the blueberries, dried them and froze them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and did the same for the strawberries, except I sliced them up before freezing. It just makes it easier to use later on. 

Now I have a whole bunch of berries to use in smoothies, shakes, baking recipes, ice cream (I just made vegan strawberry gelato) and maybe even some jam.

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