A blue berry day !

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Started with a couple of hours at Skändlaberget (the Skändla mountain)

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After the ice age, 5000 years ago, this was an island , people lived here.

All covered in oak forrest!  The oak was used to build houses and ships…until the forrest was devastated!

One hundred years ago spruce and pine was planted.

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The reason why I am here! Blue berries.

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A frog, we scared each other.

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Someone important was buried here about 3000 years ago!

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Todays harvest!  I froze half of it…

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As I have limited space in my freezer I wanted to try something I read about, drying the berries.

I mashed the berries and spread them out as small cookies.

Left them in the oven at the lowest temperature possible with the oven a little bit open for 24 hours.

Came out as a kind of fruit leather ready to use in my smoothies this winter.

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What I read they should be good stored in an air tight container a year.

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Blue smoothie:
4 servings

  • In a mixer:
  • 2 cups yoghurt (10% fat)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (40% fat)
  • 4 Tbsp flaxseeds
  • 15 almonds
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • sliced fresh ginger about the size of a walnut (busy mornings I use dry,grounded)
  • the yellow peel of a half lemon or lime
  • 5 pieces of the dried berries (or 1 cup fresh or frozen)
  • 6 ice cubes

Mix everything

I pour 2 glasses for me and my husband, than I add 2 bananas and mix again for the kids.

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