From one a day to over 20!

I only eat fruit that I grow or pick in the woods myself. For 5 months from November I only eat fresh stored apples from the cellar and they lasted right to the end of April this year. I don’t miss oranges, bananas or any of that commercial long distance fruit that I haven’t eaten regularly for over 25 years or more. Now until fresh fruit is once again available in July, I move suddenly from 1 species a day to over 20 a day, now using rehydrated dried fruit (including apples!), a mix of sweet, sour and bitter / strong tasting fruits (the same idea as the mixed salad!)
Includes: Apples (epler), sour cherries (surkirsebær), gooseberries (stikkelsbær), redcurrants (rips), blackcurrant (solbær), saskatoons (junisøtbær), Aronia, Berberis, Viburnum trilobum and Vibrnum opulus, bilberries (blåbær), bog bilberry (blokkebær), cloudberry (molte), plums (plommer), raspberries (bringebær), black raspberries (svartbringebær), Cornus mas, haskaps, Ribes odoratum, wild strawberries and a couple of wild Ribes spp. grwoing in the garden.
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3 thoughts on “From one a day to over 20!”

  1. I have been trying over the years to find the best way to store apples. A friend always has good apples into April. He said he keeps them in a horse box in the barn. I haven’t got a horse box, or a barn.
    Last year the mice had a field day/winter feasting on apples in the garage, but this year I have succeeded. I wrapped the apples individually in newspaper and put them in a metal filing cabinet in the cool brick-built shed. I am still eating dessert apples and some Bramleys now, at the beginning of May, and there are more still although the percentage spoilage gets greater as the year moves on.

  2. So inspiring! Looks great!
    Do you have any tips for hydrating berries? Temperature, time and so on?
    I have tried using a dehydrator, but with poor results. The berries just get stuck onto the grate.


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