I think we ended up picking close to 20lbs of strawberries and maybe 10 lbs of sour cherries. The first thing I did was to clean several trays of berries and freeze them - once frozen, pop into bags. Emma likes them in her smoothies so this will last for the year. The next task was to make a batch of jam.
The beanies, picking cherries
Sean can reach the high branches
Mashing the berries
For the rest of the strawberries, I made a mousse with pureed berries and whipped cream. Then I pureed up the rest of the berries with sugar, water and mint and froze in ice cube trays. Been having strawberry daiquiris!
For the cherries, I pitted them all and froze them. My colleague gave me a recipe for a chocolate cherry snack cake that I will try this weekend.