Monday, August 26, 2013

Gratitude Monday -- Juiced

The nanking cherries are processed into juice and in the freezer.

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Nanking cherries (Prunus tomentosa) in bloom in the front yard
It took me about six hours to take care of the six one-kg buckets of cherries my husband picked.
Normally he does the juicing as well as he's the one who uses it. It goes on his morning steel cut oats.
He's busy.
He'd stored the collection in the freezer with the intent of doing the work himself. But I need more room for beans now and carrots soon.
It's a simple matter of boiling them until they split and then draining off the liquid.
All it takes is time.
It also involves the big pots for boiling, colanders, containers to catch the drainings, and even more containers to store the juice in.
By the time it was done I had a huge stack of dishes to tackle both from the processing and from having to rearrange the freezer. After the containers were out I decided that I needed to re-contain (may not be a real word) some other items with the idea of making even more room.
I did that.
It led to more dishes.
What's important is it is done. We have plenty of nanking cherry juice and I am grateful.


messymimi said...

And i'm sure your husband is grateful you helped him through this busy time with so much work!

David Cranmer said...

I could go for some cherry juice right now. Fresh cherry juice sounds even better.

Leah J. Utas said...

He is, Messymimi.

David, we have plenty. It you were here I'd get you a glass.

solarity said...

Freezers are wonderful. I'm grateful for mine.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds like quite an undertaking, but worth the work!

And if re-contain isn't a word it certainly should be.

the Bag Lady said...

Yum! Cherry juice would make good jelly.
Okay, I need an intervention. Too much canning going on at my house!

Hilary said...

Yum.. and juiced in time, too. ;)