We took the family on a late afternoon blueberry "picking adventure" tonight!! Phew!! So now we're ready to store them!
My first year picking and freezing I called around to my "experts" and they were mixed....
Wash, but dry.
So what have I done????
Well, I know how I am in the midst of preparing a meal or dessert.... usually RUSHED! So it's super nice to have the ingredients "ready to go"!
So I wash!! Well rinse really in a strainer.
And then I lay them out on a baking sheet (with sides) lined with a towel. By spreading them out to dry, I can pick through them getting out the rest of the leaves, stems and overripe berries.
I leave them to dry for a little while and moved them around to completely dry. And then I pack them into gallon bags.
The berries are right there ready to be quickly scooped out for any recipe I need them for. And in most of my recipes I can use them frozen:)
Good for my crew.... who are glad to share a patch of blueberry muffins at anytime;)
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