Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Saskatoon berry time

The saskatoon berries are awesome this year! They're so sweet, even my non-Saskatchewan husband likes them! (He thinks saskatoon berries are an acquired taste, but I think it's genetic.) Here we are after a couple hours picking berries at the old O'Hara homestead on the South Saskatchewan River. I plan to can a whole bunch of berries to eat on my morning muesli all through the winter.


Susan Pederson-Bradbury said...

They are amazing this year! My sister rode her bike twice in one day to a place in Furdale to go picking, and they are so good--about the size of blueberries! I am heading out there tomorrow to get me some of those for my winter cereal. How do you can yours?

Amy said...

My canning recipe came from Bernardin: simmered 12 cups of berries with 1 cup water until they're just softened. Make a syrup by heating 1 cup honey, 1 cup sugar and 4 cups water. Ladle the hot berries into sterilized jars to within 2 cm of the top. Pour on sugar syrup to within 1 cm of the top. (This was way more syrup than needed-you might half the recipe.)Seal the jars and boil them for 15 minutes. It filled 4 jars with some left over. See the picture I just posted of my canned saskatoons.

Susan Pederson-Bradbury said...

Sounds great--thanks for that!