Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blueberry Picking at G and S Orchards

Greg had been wanting to go blueberry picking all summer. In fact, he's mentioned it for a few summers now that at some point, we should go. The neighbors had gone to G and S Orchards in Walworth last week, and very generously gave us a sampling of the blueberries and raspberries. WOW were they sweet and delicious... there's nothing quite like fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

So, we decided to head on over to G and S ourselves this morning. We got there at about 11:30 and it was already pretty hot. We were completely awe struck by the huge-ness of the place and how many different varieties of berries and fruits you can pick. Not to mention all of the fresh fruits and veggies available at the farm stand around the corner from the picking fields.

The Taste Testers!

We picked almost 7 POUNDS OF BLUEBERRIES!!! The kids were great at spotting out all the bushes with the biggest berries.
I froze enough to fill 2 quart-sized freezer bags, and even with this high heat and humidity, I decided to make my ever-popular and hugely yummy Blueberry Sour Cream cake from the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library cookbook collection. It's a book from WS older "Kitchen Library" series, and I got it as a wedding shower gift. The recipes in that book are yummy, classic, and have stood the test of time for sure!

Plenty to freeze. They are like candy straight from the freezer

I made the Williams-Sonoma Blueberry Sour Cream cake that we all (including, apparently, Sneaker) love

The cake was extra special with hand-picked blueberries, and a lemon glaze over top

We will be coming to G and S for years to come!

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