Friday, August 10, 2012

Dog Days of Summer--Bloghop

Jeremy Bates, is hosting this fine event which will be full of good company, barbecues, and fun! So hop around, and join the blog party.

Today's topic is What is your favorite activity thus far.

There is one summer activity I do enjoy, and I can only do it when the time is right. Going too soon can be disappointing, and too late is for the birds.

It isn't an expensive activity, and anyone can do it. Wearing something nice isn't required, but I recommend bug spray and a hat.

In New England from mid-July to mid-August is the best time for BLUEBERRY PICKING!

I like finding wild blueberries. The berries are smaller than ones that you find in the supermarket, but they're taste is the BEST! As a canning and preserving fanatic, I pick as much as I can. I know, I'm doing a good job when my fingers turn blue, and my kids call me a smurf.

I make blueberry cheesecake, and blueberry pies. But the bulk of the berries get turned into a delicious jam that I can for the winter and Christmas gifts.

CLICK HERE for my recipe from an earlier post and ENJOY!


14 comments:

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Yumm!! Now I really want to eat some fruit. :) I'm jealous!

E. Arroyo said...

That looks good. I remember I used to go strawberry picking with my dad. It was a great family activity.

sydneyaaliyah said...

We used to go pick peaches in Georgia. So much fun. Berries look so good.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

That looks delish. Great on toast.

Mike Keyton said...

They look good. Have you tried Damsons, Kerri? Knock plums into a cocked hat!

Christine Rains said...

Delicious! My son is a blueberry fanatic too. :)

Guilie said...

Oh yummy! Lucky you that you have blueberries growing close by. My fruit-and-vegetable diet is restricted to whatever's available in the supermarket, and in this part of the world it's usually not much :) Enjoy!

Jenny said...

The blueberries look wonderful. I had raspberries in my garden for a few years but then they mysteriously died off. No doubt something I did or didn't do :-)

Happy Dog Days!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

When I was a kid, we had five blueberry bushes and I really miss fresh picked blueberries.

Jeremy Bates said...

Yum, blueberries! Love 'em. My mother canned some strawberries one year when I was a kid. She dragged us out to a field where it was "pick all you can for free." Needless to say that not only did I have a sore back, but we can strawberry jam for 4 years, lol

Hmm, now I want some blueberry yoghurt so bad. Oh, and blueberry pie or Pop Tarts.

How much are you canning?

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Hello from the Dog Days blog hop! I love picking blueberries (any fruit really), and am also an avid home preserver and canner. I made blueberry butter this summer and it's the best. Glad to meet you!
A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

The Armchair Squid said...

We're in Vermont, also good blueberry country - raspberries and strawberries, too. Apples, of course, come Autumn. They do make for great photos, too! Great post.

Diana said...

Ahhh, one of my favorite things too, seems I hardly picked any this year, and sadly, there are NONE in my freezer!

Claire Hennessy said...

I think blueberries must be a very American thing. I am not over keen on them. Blackberries are more my thing. Apple and blackberry crumble. Yum. Great pics.