- Prep Time: Picking Berries 1-2 hours, cleaning them 1 hour 30 minutes
- Cook Time: Bottling your Bakeapples only takes a few minutes
- Serving: For Family
Traditional Newfoundland Bakeapple Picking and Preserving
Bakeapples are a small peach coloured berry that grows in the bog lands, marshes and wet meadows throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
I have some more berry recipes on my website from freshly picked berries, I will share the links with you.
I will also share with you a link to my new cookbook just released in February 2017 with some of your favourite recipes inside. http://www.bonitaskitchen.com/cookbook
so continue on to the method for preserving Bakeapples and some really cool tips on meal planning.
1. Freshly picked Bakeapples.
2. Clean and remove steams from berries.
3. Sterilize mason jars with lids in hot water.
4. Separate riped and raw Bakeapples in different jars top with cold water, place lids on and tighten.
5. After all Bakeapples have been bottled label each one with the date and year, then store in a fridge or cold storage.
Please note: You can bottle part raw bakeapples and they will ripe in the bottles over time, when riped you can make all your favorite desserts and jams.
Bakeapples are a early berry they are ready to pick in late July and early August. There will still be a lot of raw berries among them but because these berries are hard to find you can’t leave any behind. You may have heard of the saying ” Its a will headen secret ” people don’t like to give up the place where they pick Bakeapples.
When picking Bakeapples you will most likely see this beautiful Newfoundland Picture Plant growing in the same bog and marsh lands. This is a picture of them they are a beautiful hearty flower that almost looks like a bake apple.
Some say Bakeapples can withstand cold temperatures down to as low as-40°c that’s cold. But they are very sensitive to dry conditions and salt, just a little tidbit of information.
I love making things from scratch, these pictures of Bakeapple tarts and jam say it all. Most definitely you need to take total advantage of seasonal foods, berries, vegetables, seafood and so much more. The satisfaction you get from making your own food goes beyond words can say, I know you have heard me say this before but I’m serious. Just remember if you can’t cook every day maybe you can do some prep work on the weekends or your days off and make it a fun family event.
1. Make a menu for the week.
2. Pick up the food you would need for each meal and clean and separate in bags or airlock containers.
3. Date and label the meal you will be cooking on that day.
4. Then each day take the ingredients for the meal you will be making that day and enjoy cooking or baking.
5. Also you can do prep work the night before and keep it in your fridge until you get home from work.
This is something you can do with your kids or husband, even plan what night each person can have their favourite meal, I hope this little menu plan helps you get started on your homemade cooking plan.
Back to Bakeapples these delicious berries have a small stone on the inside and looks something like a raspberry but the colour in a peach. They can last for a long time preserved in cold water and kept in a cold place, then when you are ready to use them just drain the water off and enjoy fresh or cooked.
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