Saturday, 16 July 2016

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I have a glut of raspberries and strawberries...what should I do with them, any ideas? I'm not a jam maker, do any of you freeze them? Thanks in advance ;)
 
 
 
Have a lovely day,
 
 
Amanda :) xxx

 

28 comments:

  1. Strawberries don't freeze well, but raspberries do. I have raspberries from last year. Make fresh strawberry muffins, I did last week they were yummy!

    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  2. ..............Make a cream tea, or just eat them fresh

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    1. We've eaten that many fresh strawberries we are all red! ;) xxx

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  3. I freeze them - because it is quick and reguires little preparation at a time when I just need to be picking them. Then I defrost them as I need them to make ice-cream in my ice cream maker. I am not a kitchen gadget person but I bought it last year and it has helped use the entire contents of my freezer! The children will not eat soggy defrosted fruit but in ice cream ...no problem. Jo x

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  4. I would make a puree and stir through yogurt, how about raspberry vodka?x

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  5. I'd buy them off of you if I lived nearby. IMO There is nothing like British strawberries and rashberries so juicy and sweet. The Spanish version looks lovely but doesnt have the same sweetness. It makes my mouth water to look at this photo!!! :-)

    Hope you are feeling better!

    hugs

    Amanda x

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    1. I will have to set up a little honesty stall by the gate! ;) xxx

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  6. Hope you feel better today. I believe you can open freeze raspberries and strawberries then bag them. Not sure how mushy they are when thawed but may be ok for pavlovas. Take it steady.

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  7. Yes, I open freeze the fruit individually on trays and then bag them up once frozen. (I also do this with blackberries later in the season). That way, you can use just a small amount or the whole bag. They can be a bit mushy once defrosted, particularly strawberries, but lovely in a summer pudding or made into a sauce to have with yogurt or ice cream, or on top of a pavlova or added to smoothies...
    Enjoy!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie, I quite like the idea of a summer smoothie in winter! :) xxx

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  8. Ok, bearing in mind you have been poorly of late, I suggest a tried and trusted medicine recipe which always helps me.
    Put fruit in a HUGE glass, add Pimms or wine, ice, slice of lemon, lemonade..... sorted!πŸ“πŸΉπŸ“πŸΈπŸ“πŸ·

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  9. I open freeze them, especially raspberries, then box them up - this makes it easier to take a few out at a time if I want to rather than the whole lot. We always have a raspberry trifle for Christmas dinner, for those who don't like Christmas pudding. Delish!
    Enjoy... (of course you will!)

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    1. I think I'm definately going to freeze some, thanks! :) xxx

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  10. I would make jam and put some in the freezer. They go in the yoghurt or in a cake... But I like a lot of the suggestions given to you above... Especially Lynn's idea...
    Love,
    Mirjam

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  11. Fruit cordial and raspberry vinegar are good, with lots of recipes on the web to choose from. Raspberry vinegar is apparently very good for nasty coughs!

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    1. We used to have raspberry vinegar on yourkhire puddings when I was little, thanks Jacqui :) xxx

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  12. so good that all your hard work creating this garden has been fruitful, plenty of ideas for you but I have heard that strawberries do not freeze well

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    1. I think the texture changes Margaret so you need to be careful what you put them in :) xxx

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  13. I would eat them with yogurtπŸ˜€ Or freeze them and use them in muffins or fairy cakes or smoothies. Enjoy, they are making my mouth water.

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    1. Raspberry muffins, delicious! Thanks for the suggestions Laura :) xxx

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