I do...and I've had enough to last me this season that is for sure! About 2 weeks ago my friend and I purchase (each) 20 lbs of berries for $35! Such a deal! But do you realize how many berries 20 lbs is?? Well, I do now!
It's been crazy over the past few weeks, but I finally made time to take care of my berries. They were in a LARGE box (wish I took a picture of them before) and it protected them very well and I lost about 1 cup of berries as I started going through them last night.
I had given a friend 5 cups to make blueberry pies---YUM those were excellent. And so, first thing we made (my girls assisting me) were muffins:
Mmmmmm....someone got to them before me.....
While the muffins were baking, I made my home liqueur out of blueberries--easy enough, 1" layer of berries, 1" layer of raw sugar, continue to layer, then pour in grain alcohol. I made 2 bottles, one with vodka and one with rum. Takes 6 months, to brew. I top it off every few weeks as the berries break down....it is excellent stuff---though this is the first time I'm using rum! They will be ready in time for New Year's Eve!
Then I made 2 batches of Blueberry Lime jam....mmmmmmmmmm.....mental note, I need my friend, Sati to assist me. I can not do this alone again. I'm unsure, but I had several jars not seal properly-just means those need to be used first, but still. It was frustrating and very hard to do by myself.
BUT WAIT......remember 20 lbs of berries.....I ended up putting 6 gallon bags (with 5 cups each) in the freezer for future use. I do plan to make blueberry maralade as well. But I think I'm done with blueberries for a while :)
Sewing? I guess I was suppose to get a little sewing in during my day off, but just didn't happen. Betwen the dentist, a personal class, and canning, I was beat by 8! Sewing will happen this morning before I go to work!