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Old 06-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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Too many blackberries give you the trots. I know, because we pick berries every single night, and my two year old eats her whole bucket every single night. We get 1.5 to 3 gallons per night, which I feel very blessed to have, but wouldn't mind a break from picking and processing! It's one of those things that once it's done you miss it though. And I'm running out of ideas with what to do....enter you guys! Awesome ideas guys! I have canned a whole bunch whole for cooking already, and have a bunch of jars lined up in the basement. I also use frozen ones for cooking, so I've got this part covered! I'm going to be doing the syrup, and got some delicious ideas from the homesteading forum, but I have got to go to the store tomorrow because I've run out of canning jars. Does anyone know the cheapest place to get them? I usually get mine at Walmart, but wondering if there was somewhere online that was cheaper. I'm going to need a bunch!
I buy my jars at walmart. The Kerr jars are cheaper than the Ball jars. I hear you with the overload. 2 years ago I had sooooo many nectarines. I picked and canned for 3 solid days from morning til night. I made halts in syrup, nectarine salsa, syrup, puree, juice & nectarine preserves. I still have cans of it.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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We're on blueberry overload here! Definitely going to steal some ideas! Thanks :-)
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #13
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We're on blueberry overload here! Definitely going to steal some ideas! Thanks :-)
Yum! I planted a couple blueberry bushes last year, but they died. I have a blackberry post in the homesteading forum too, so you might check there--some of those things are very yummy!
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blackberry dumplings! We made these every year when I was a kid whenever we started getting the "too many blackberries" feeling. I use the blackberry method (minus the cinnamon because of allergies) in this recipe, but go the easy way with dumplings and use a bisquick dumpling recipe.
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I love Hands&Fire Pottery's ideas. I would give them to friends and try selling the berries and homemade products at a farmers market.
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blackberry dumplings! We made these every year when I was a kid whenever we started getting the "too many blackberries" feeling. I use the blackberry method (minus the cinnamon because of allergies) in this recipe, but go the easy way with dumplings and use a bisquick dumpling recipe.
Oh my, this looks so good. Definatly going to try this one! Thankfully blackberry season is winding up now, so I am trying to finish wrapping things up. I say thankfully because it is SOOO hot, and the we're kind of sick of picking/cleaning/processing. But now we can enjoy the goodness all year long!
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Maybe find someone with "too many" blueberries or cherries and trade?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #18
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Sangria! Soak them overnight (in the fridge) in red wine with sliced lemons and limes and add a splash of brandy. Serve chilled.
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