As I was doing a ton of vacuum packing tonight, I just kept hearing Martha Stewart’s voice, “It’s a good thing”. Ha ha, well this is indeed. I’m pretty happy with myself that I’m getting the freezer stocked up pretty well, and just added green peas and strawberries from the garden, 14 lbs of Flathead Cherries, and some blueberries, raspberries, and 15 lbs of peaches from WA.
The 20 lb box of peaches has been sliced, frozen, and vac-packed, after of course much of them were enjoyed in a bowl with half and half, in a milkshake, or just by themselves for breakfast! Those milkshakes by the way were pure heaven. Alden’s organic vanilla ice cream, a little milk, and fresh peaches… MMM!
And the Flathead Cherries have finally all been pitted (oh how I do not enjoy all of that pitting), halved, vacuum packed, and frozen.
I finally got the big freezer in the garage and the freezer in the house organized, and I just love that there’s still quite a bit of elk meat, and all this good stuff in there. There will be more good stuff added before winter hits.
Well it’s late and all I can think of to say is, “It’s a good thing”. =)
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Tagged berries, Flathead cherries, food, freezing, garden, gardening, home, peaches, preserving, produce, summer, vacuum packing
Last weekend we made a three day trip over to Idaho and Washington to visit all the family. I will hopefully post a few pics of the weekend, but for now, just some summer goodness.
It was a good time, and we made a (very necessary) stop at the orchards at Green Bluff, outside of Spokane. I really love this area, and would love to go there at least a few times every summer. So fun to do the u-pick berries, peaches, and get your hands on all the fresh summer produce. This time we didn’t have time to pick berries, it was very hectic (but fun) with visiting family, and having a 8 week old puppy with us on a roadtrip. So we got a box of berries and a box of peaches.
Just freezing all of it, for wintertime baking, smoothies, and milkshakes. It’s great to fill up the freezer with all the sweet, juicy, delicious summer fruit and be able to use it all year. My next stops, sometime this weekend, are the cherry orchards alongside Flathead Lake! 🙂
And a 20 lb box of peaches…
I am enjoying a bowl of peaches with half and half and a pinch of turbinado sugar as we speak, a perfect midnight snack. =)
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Tagged berries, freezing, fruit, peaches, preserving, putting up, roadtrip, summer