Freezing Berries

Do you ever wish you could enjoy fresh berries all year long? Well you can! Take advantage of summer sales when berries are selling 2 for the price of one, or go pick you own berries and load up. Then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Wash berries

Step 2: Hull berries (not necessary for blueberries or raspberries) and cut larger ones in half

Step 3: Spread berries out on a cookie sheet where they are not touching. (I used a dish towel for blueberries and raspberries, but it wasn't necessary, just made the cleanup easier.)

Step 4: Place tray in freezer for 3-4 hours.

Step 5: Label freezer bags and place berries inside. They are good for smoothies, desserts, etc for up to 6 months!

On a different note, I also pruned my rosemary bush (it was taking over the garden) recently. Here is a picture of all the cuttings:

I washed the branches and then left them in the sun to dry out. Then I placed the sprigs into a paper bag and put it in the refrigerator to dry for 2 weeks. I plan to bottle the dried rosemary and give it as gifts to friends. You can also place a sprig of the rosemary in a bottle and fill it with good extra virgin olive oil for flavored oils. Another great gift idea!


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