Thursday, 2 August 2012

Stash Bash???

The harvest is coming in, and I keep telling myself I won't get into the same position I was in last year.  Last year, I filled my freezer.  I filled the freezer at work, and I had some things in the freezer at my mom's house (she lives a half hour away).  This year, I am attempting to can more items, and just plain use them up.

So, raspberries...I had a big container of them in the freezer, and I need to make room for the vegetables starting to be ready...and we don't really use a lot of frozen raspberries.  Solution:  stash bash the berries.
I just boiled them up (4 cups raspberries with 1 cup water) until the colour was pretty much drained out of the berries, and then passed them through a sieve to remove the seeds.  Rich, thick, raspberry juice.  Almost raspberry concentrate.

We poured it over vanilla ice cream (after it cooled of course) for the most intense raspberry float I have ever tasted.  The extra was stored in a mason jar in the fridge for a repeat performance the next day.  4 cups of raspberries was enough for 6 small floats like you see pictured above.

Next year, I think I might boil them without water to make a really concentrated juice, to can, that we can mix into water in the middle of winter for a nice summer reminder.
Blackberries are going into the freezer now to make jam when I have enough, but I might just have to save a few for blackberry floats.

Gonna link this one up for stash bash over at Crunchy Catholic Momma just for fun, and also to Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia


  1. that does sound very tasty, but mine, if they make it past the kids, go into jam.