The deluge continued yesterday, scuttling berry picking plans so I made two batches of strawberry-rhubarb pie filling instead (plus a pie with the left-overs from the two batches). The recipe called for orange juice and zest to prevent the applies from browning. The orange adds an interesting tropical taste to the pie but I might try lemon next time.
In the past I have always frozen fruit for pies. But I'm trying to make more room in my freezer, hence the foray into canned pie filling. I have also ordered a pressure canner to tackle the veggies that take up so much freezer space. Looks like I'll need some more jars, though!
The weather has cleared this morning but we'll wait a day for the fields to dry out. In the meantime, I have some laundry to hangout and more weeding to do!