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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Natures' harvest .
Autumn is on the way . Misty mornings and cooler days all showing the start of my favourite season.
So , do you know how to turn a couple of hours work into two more days work ?.....
It's easy , go fruit picking .
On Sunday we went picking blackberries. To be honest , we didn't even get half way to the place we were going to pick the berries before we had two cereal tubs full and decided to call it quits . There is an abundance of berries this year .
(Washing up bowl (new) full of blackberries).
On the way back , we went scrumping (ie. called at a friends to cadge some apples from their tree. It works , as they don't do anything with them , but in return we take some of the finished products back ) .
(Bag of apples)
So , Monday after spending over an hour peeling/coring and cooking apples while the berries soaked in salt water (just in case of hitch hikers) . I then spent the rest of the day making these
and two crumbles . These were cooked later . The small one in now gone , the big one has been portioned up and put mostly into the freezer .
Today was pastry day . Small pies and blackberry tarts (with a drizzle of icing for my daughter )
Larger apple and blackberry pie , some to be tested later and the rest will be portioned up for the freezer .
I ran out of apple , but have four bags of berries in the freezer for another time .
And that is how you turn a couple of hours work into an extra two days worth ,lol .
Kids are now back in school and loving it thankfully , so hopefully I will now get some spare time to stitch . Shopping tonight , and got to clean out the little critters ( more info in another post ), possibly out tomorrow evening so still not much time ,lol. I swear the days are getting shorter . I must be getting old !