Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blueberrie Picking Time

We finally found a U pick Blueberry farm near fact less than five minutes away :o)...So we got up early and ventured out ...we picked a bucket each, that only weighed 7 pounds..I think we will be going back for more...they are nice berries and it didn't take us but 45 minutes to do it. It got too hot for me to stay longer.

The Berry lady told us to lay them out for a day and the unripe ones would ripen..Then put them into the freezer and not wash them until you were going to use them..That sounds like a good plan to me..I picked out unwanted leaves and any that didn't look good, but most were pretty good. Berry lady said we could put them into something  large and just take out what I needed at the time. That sounds good too!..Everyone has their own idea's how they want to store. I'm happy to have some for Blueberries cobblers or and pies :o),can you tell I'm happy! Kathleen sent me a couple of recipes she uses for her berries and fruits..I've used it for my Pear Cobblers...and she said I could share. So here it is.

A Poor Man’s Cobbler
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1 stick butter
Fruit of your choice. If you are using blue berries and you want them sweeter, you can mix a little sugar with the blueberries and let them sit while you are preparing the batter.
Place butter into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and let it melt in a pre-heated 400. F degree oven, while you are preparing the batter. Mix flour , sugar, baking powder, salt and milk together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Pour this mixture over the melted butter, DO NOT STIR . Place desired fruit on top of batter. Bake 30 –40 minutes until golden brown.  While cooking the batter will rise around the fruit.
Ginny, I also mix the fruit sometimes. Sometimes I make peach/ blackberry, or peach blue berry. Either way, it gets gobbled up in no time! Hope you enjoy it!


Melodye said...

I got hngry just reading the recipe. I'l try it this weekend!

Jody said...

That cobbler recipe looks good. I can tell you're going to enjoy your harvest of blueberries.

Robin said...

I'm happy that you are happy Ginny! Those blueberries look great! You will definitely enjoy them over the winter!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Melodye, I was salivating just thinking about the dish :o)

Jody, I've tried Kathleens recipes before she's a good cook, so I'm sure to gain a couple of pounds :o) have to watch my B/S with these berries :o)

Robin, to be honest I don't think these berries will make it to winter :o)...I'll just have to go pick more to make sure I have a supply :o)

Paula said...

Mmmm- those look wonderful! And thanks for the cobbler recipe- I'm going to the farmer's market this weekend and may have to find some!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi Ginny, hope you enjoy the cobbler. How I would love to have a berry pickin place around here! blessings,Kathleen

Ohiofarmgirl said...

yay! great work on the berries! dont you just love them? and to have a picking place so close - you are so lucky!

Charmcitybalconygarden said...

I love blueberries! I'm jealous you have a u-pick farm so close. I would be there every other day:)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Paula, if you had a U pick farm to go to you would do better in more ways than one:o)

Kathleen when I did a search on the internet I was shocked to find one so near me. I know I will enjoy the cobbler and or pies :o)

Ohiofarmgirl, don't you think it's about time I had something work in my favor :o)..and it being close means I can go many times.

Charmcitybalonygarden, We had planned to go again today, but so far we have been rained out ..maybe later. We find that three cups of berries ( 1 1/2 lbs0 makes a good cobbler size ..and we will need much more than we picked the first time :o)

Daisy said...

Oh, I love blueberries, Ginny. Those look wonderful. :)