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Packing Rowan berries for freezing.

david

By David


Packing Rowan berries for freezing. (Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash))

Rowan berries freeze well. Some recipes I've read include freezing them to help kill bacteria. Buys me time to get some jars together, too.



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They look good David, what do you use them for. I have never had Rowan berries. Are they sweet.

10 Sep, 2010

 

You are the second person to mention Rowan berries, it is from the actual Rowan Tree? Thanks....

10 Sep, 2010

 

Great crop you have there David

10 Sep, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I didn't know you could freeze them David , that's a great help , you can be making something nice in the winter when it,s to cold and nasty to be outside ....

10 Sep, 2010

 

I make Rowan jelly every Autumn, Cinders. They have to be cooked, somehow, and sweetened, mainly with sugar. I usually make rowan and crabapple jelly, a great replacement for cranberry sauce over the Festive Period.

Yes, Michaella, but only from the native/wild rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), not an ornamental variety.

Ta, 6d!!! :-))

Makes me almost wish for such weather, Amy - lol!! Yes, they are freezable, which means that you can collect when they are at their best, store, and then decide what to make with them. In my case, I need more jars, and some crab apples!!! :-))

10 Sep, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks David I will be out looking for the wild Rowan ... I usually make Gooseberry Jelly instead of the normal Cranberry , you would expect it to be green but it come out a beautiful wine red colour .... :o))

11 Sep, 2010

 

This is interesting, Amy. I would have thought that only red gooseberries would make a red jelly!! Sounds wondeful, however, no matter how "your goose is cooked! ! :-))

11 Sep, 2010

 

You got them before the birds David, that's an achievement in itself! :-) I didnt realise they were edible. I have 3 young trees, I'll have to check to see if they are actually Sorbus aucuparia. Oh, to have a man in the kitchen making rowan jelly, bliss.

11 Sep, 2010

 

aha !! food for free, wild & pure, doesnt get any better does it ?

13 Sep, 2010

 

There are so many heavily-laden trees here, Dawn, so don't feel as if I'm depriving the birds at all, by collecting a kg or 2. Hope you can pick some from your trees - and hope that your knees aren't quivering like jelly re last comment!!!!! :-D)

It doesn't, bizzyb - but, why don't you make use of your elderberries? As you said elsewhere?

13 Sep, 2010

 

Lol David. Beautiful sight when loaded, arent they.

14 Sep, 2010

 

Lovely to see, Dawn, I agree. :-)

14 Sep, 2010

 

wow.... some crop there ;-)

18 Sep, 2010

 

Aren't they beautiful, Ajh? This is just a part of it!!! looking forward to creating some wonderful stuff over the next few weeks. :-))

18 Sep, 2010

 

Well never knew you could make anything edible out of Rowan berries, live and learn, well done you.

25 Sep, 2010

 

Should be able to get apples this weekend, Dd, so will be able to get them out of the freezer, then. :-))

30 Sep, 2010



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