Thursday, August 13, 2009

Freezing Blueberries

This afternoon, Donovan and Nate are going up to The Benson Place to pick up the 20 pounds of blueberries that we ordered. Which means I'll be working on getting them into the freezer over the next day or two (realistically, probably two, as I won't have much time before Saturday). Fortunately, freezing blueberries is ridiculously easy. Just wash and freeze. If you like, dry them in between those steps to prevent them from sticking together (though even without drying they're not too bad). Package in freezer bags in quantities you'll want to use at one time. Then, all fall and winter and spring: blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, blueberry cobbler, smoothies, mixed fruit compotes...

If you're wondering about drying blueberries, I looked into and decided it wasn't worth it. They don't dry well unless you sugar soak them first, which means a) that they are soaked in sugar and b) that it takes four days to prepare them for drying.

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