Monday, February 6, 2012
Good thing I have enough in our freezer, those blackberries from our garden.
Freshly picked, I placed them in containers and shove them in the freezer drawers. Intended for the cold, winter days. Although it is only the start of autumn, the girls already miss the availability of fresh fruits in the garden.
Now those cherry, apricot, and apple trees are just monkey bars. Those thorny blackberry shrubs just something to avoid. Those strawberry patches just leaves.
No more fresh fruits ready for picking, just some apples; but the girls know about our 'storage'. After all, they helped me pick, wash and package them for the freezer.
Now the girls want a fruit shake. And I am happy to oblige. They have enough choices: greengage, blackberries, yellow plums (mirabelle), and plums.
They settled for the blackberry.
Ingredients for a blackberry shake: frozen blueberry, some milk, a spoonful of sugar, and a small packet of vanilla extract.
Preparation: Let the frozen blackberries thaw a little; then place in a mixer, add the rest of the ingredients. Mix.