As strawberries fade out for the season, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries rush in! These yummy little pockets of juice are irresistible. Get them while you can, and stretch the garden joy into the winter with easy freezing techniques.
- Rinse your berries gently and let them dry on a tea towel.
- Snip the stems off the top.
- Spread the strawberries (blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, etc.) on a baking sheet in an even layer, one layer thick.
- Place in the freezer until frozen. This will help each individual berry freeze, instead of ending up with a frozen clump.
- Transfer the berries to a Ziploc Freezer Bag and seal, using your mouth to suck out as much air as possible.
- Store in a flat layer in the freezer, so that you can stack more on top to save space.
- Easy peasy!
- Add them to your Maple Granola
- Blueberry-Macadamia-Thyme Scones
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Strawberry Solstice Tart
- Strawberry Balsamic and Brie Tarts
- Make jam
Shopping for berries:
Buy your berries in bulk, at a wholesale discount, from the following places: