Sunday, June 27, 2010

Freezing Apricots
Yes, you can freeze apricots! First, pick apricots that are just ripe...if they are too ripe, freezing will ruin their texture. Don't wash them, just pop them into a ziploc & freeze. When you are ready to eat them, take out just as much as you want. Put them into a bowl & microwave on high for one minute. Then pull out the pits & rinse them off. Eat right away because if you let them sit, they will turn brown & mushy. We've kept apricots in the freezer successfully for up to a year. My husband has them for breakfast every morning.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cherry season comes & goes so quickly. As the cherries first ripen, they are sweet & tangy, but as they stay longer on the trees, they develop deep & winy flavors. This year we managed to eat most of the cherries & keep the birds out. It's been a light year, but the quality is great.