Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Yarn Contest

Hey everyone, there's a yarn contest - win yarn FOR LIFE wowzers!

Click HERE to enter - contest is open only to residents of Canada and the USA. Good luck!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Total Saskatoon Harvest

Saskatoons (also known in the USA as juneberries or serviceberries) are quite popular in our area of Manitoba. There is a large grove of them growing around the lake just 10 minutes from town, so naturally we went foraging this summer. We picked berries during swimming lessons every day for roughly two weeks, with two larger picks on Saturdays. In total we have foraged (free) wild saskatoons to get about 18 Litres of them (that's about 4 1/2 ice cream pails). Needless to say, I've already made several saskatoon pies, and will be making several more to freeze.

Saskatoon Pie Filling:
4-5 cups saskatoons
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c sugar

Toss all together until the berries are coated. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Top with another crust and poke holes. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes then lower to 350 for another 50 minutes.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Total Rhubarb Harvest

I think rhubarb-picking is winding down because the raspberries are almost ready. They never overlap (which is good, because that would be a LOT of work). In total from June 22-July 13th I have harvested approximately 22 lbs of rhubarb. I made one 4-cup batch of juice (colossal failure, it tasted horrible - too much cinnamon in the recipe). The rest went into jams and jellies. I will be entering a total of 6 jars in the fair on July 16th.