Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mulberries out the Wazoo!

The mulberries are coming fast and every evening when we go out to pick, there are hundreds, no, thousands of ripe berries waiting to be plucked! I still can't get over the size of the berries and how juicy they are this season.

Yesterday, it rained most of the day. It stayed dark and thundered and lightning and we were cooped up in the house. I was antsy to get back out to pick more berries, but I knew my trusty net would catch the falling berries from the rain. Finally, after dinner, the rain stopped, the skies cleared, and the sun came out! Just in time for dessert! We all went out and the girls ate berry after berry and filled their little bellies. That's the kind of cooking I like!

I made another 6 pints of mulberry jelly yesterday morning and although I still have some left from last year and making more would leave me with too many jars, I can't help it! They are too good to let go to waste and they make great gifts come Christmas! I am always giving a jar here and there to friends and they always come back and ask for more! That is the ultimate compliment for a cook-- to have someone ask for more!

Breakfast this morning was english muffins and mulberry jelly! I never get to eat it all because the girls always hover and ask for bites or take a whole muffin and run away and eat it. I've long since learned to make a little more than usual so I don't end up hungry. Mulberries taste sort of like raspberries, but not. Very hard to describe the taste, but they are YUMMY! I strain the berries to make SEEDLESS mulberry jelly, so there is no crunch-crunch while eating toast or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

It's not too late to leave a comment for the GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on my previous post and I will enter you in the drawing for a jar of Mulberry Jelly. I'll be drawing a name at the end of the week!

1 comment:

Patty Keen said...

Beautiful entry, Mama!!
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