This definitely has been a great years for berries in Southeast Alaska. There have been bumper crops of salmonberries and the blueberries are just starting to come in. Other types of berries also have done well, and I’ve got a friend who’s given away several Zip-Loc bags full of strawberries from her garden.
So now that you’ve picked all these berries, how do you use them? Earlier this week we had a post to a link about home canning, which had information about making jams and jellies and info about freezing the berries.
Sunday’s Juneau Empire has an article about how to use your berry booty to make two fun desserts. The article is written by Ginny Mahar, a chef who works for Rainbow Foods and also writes a blog full of recipes for locally grown food. Also, there’s a new book on Alaska’s Wild Berries from the UAF Cooperative Extension Service for sale at Old Harbor Books.