The power of Calamondin This is another one of those strange tropical fruits, which you only find in a warm climate. It has many uses for eating ,cooking and like many tropical plants in medicine, the fruit you see most … Continue reading
When I was a kid we lived where there were lots of wild Balckberries, mom would take us out to the berry patch and help us pick black berries. We would bring them home and wash them, to get the ants off. The mom would have us squeze part the out into juice and she would make jelly and Blackberry syrup for our hot cakes. Then she would can many quarts of the berries so we could eat them in the winter months.
Do you know that when it snowed, the snow got to be six inches or deeper then mom would help us make snow icecream, it is the best especially when we open a jar of mom’s canned blackberries and cover the icecream with blackberries that we picked ourselves. It was so good.
In the last post we talked about canning the Blackberries and how good they were. Besides Blackberries we canned all the different kinds of vegetables that grew in the garden, then when the snow was on the ground we could open a jar of tomatoes or beets and have fresh veggies all winter long.
We also went to a neighboring town where they grew peaches and cherries, buy those and bring them home and can them. There was a very short season on peaches so we had to can a lot so we could have some all year long.
When the snow was about a foot deep we would go out and get a big bowl of snow and make snow ice cream, add some of our blackberries to it and have the best possible desert that any one could have.