Monday, 19 June 2017

The Raspberries keep Coming

Raspberries

What an amazing year for cherries and raspberries. Our cherry tree actually gave us some sweet tasty fruits, not the sour ones we’ve had in previous years, but our friends and neighbours trees are something else, just laden with fruit. Help yourself they said, but our bowlful didn’t even scratch the surface. However lovely they are, you then have the job of de-stoning them which a messy and time consuming job, so however tempting it is to pick some more, I’m not sure I fancy anymore de-stoning. Now raspberries are much easier to deal with, pick, wash and freeze, simple. So far I’ve given away 2 bowlfuls, frozen about 15 kilos, made jam, smoothies, clafoutis, sorbet, crumble, raspberry betty, eaten them with ice-cream and yoghurt and they are still coming. I forgot to stir the sorbet and it was like a brick, so had to turn it out and bash it with a rolling pin, but its easier to eat now.

Sorbet

Jam

Betty

Cherries

6 comments:

  1. We have far less raspberry plants than you, but we still have quite a lot of fruit. Nigel eats many straight from the bush but the pips upset me :-( He therefore makes coulis which we can freeze and use later, but I have just made some swirly ice cream with it which is fantastic and I can enjoy the flavour minus the pips. Have a good week Diane xx

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    1. The ice cream sounds delicious.

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  2. Raspberries are probably may favourite of all of the soft fruit. Ours will probably be a disaster as we aren't there to water the raspberries or any other plants through this heatwave. C'est la vie... xx

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    1. It's been so hot, some of our plants are like crisps but we haven't watered the raspberries so you never know, they might be OK.

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  3. Cherries are my favourite but they're a ridiculous price over here. I envy you all your cherry trees ... but not having to stone them! xx

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    1. They are expensive here to, which is crazy when they are so abundant on the trees x

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