Monday, August 11, 2008

40 lbs of fresh picked fruit!

Are berries considered a fruit? I never thought about it until now. Anyway. Yesterday Bethany, Bethany's mom (out visiting from Michigan), and I spent a good portion of the day picking raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries. YumYumYumYum. All in all we probably ended up with over 40 pounds of fruit, costing a total of $10.00. Only thing we had to pay for was the blueberries, they were $1.25/lb at a little organic blueberry farm (more like someones backyard) in Parkdale. Cherries and Rasberries were compliments of our wonderful friends Mike and Jackie at the Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast. The blackberries are a weed around here in Oregon and they grow everywhere, and take over everything! People hate them, but man, their berries are wonderful.

A sampling of the pickings (there was more behind me):

And a few of the yummy deliciousness I've made so far:
Blackberry shake! (blackberries, vanilla ice cream, ice for texture, milk, soy milk, and a touch of my moms homemade blackberry jam)

Blackberry pancakes!

Smoothies! Blackberry, peach (also picked recently), Banana, ice, milk, homemade apple cider (also compliments of Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast), flax seed.

Guess I liked the fruit so much I had have a photo with it?

What is your favorite of these 4? Raspberries, Cherries, Blueberries, or Blackberries????


Blogger Kelli Nicole said...

I am soooo jealous. I'm obsessed with berries. How can you make us pick a favorite?? Maybe raspberries...or cherries...They look amazing.

8/12/2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger Sarah McAllister said...

and where was the "Sarah come eat our blueberry pancakes with us" invite might I ask????,..........
LOL!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!

8/12/2008 3:18 PM  
Blogger Mellimage said...

I love blackberries, but also cherries and raspberries. We have blackberries in our backyard and my mom makes blackberry jam every year, tastes really good if an apple is added to the mix. njam njam.

8/12/2008 11:52 PM  
Blogger Mike Matas said...

Holly crap, I though I was cool picking up a pound of blueberries at the farmers market this weekend…

8/13/2008 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that looks soooo yummy!!

8/13/2008 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...I don't think I could blueberries.

8/19/2008 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that is AWEsome!!!

11/06/2008 6:04 PM  
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