Sunday, March 1, 2009

Using Blueberries from 1993

Last week we had major snow melting and rain. This means the cracks in our basement foundation reveal themselves. A particularly big one was discovered in the closet under the stairs where my aged mother-in-law and I have stored canning equipment for years. As we cleared out the jars and shelves, we found an undated jar of carrots and a jar of blueberries from 1993! The carrots were dumped, but we decided to see what we could do with the blueberries. The picture shows the resulting Blueberry Upsidedown Cake.

I wouldn't say it was terrifically good, but it was certainly edible - especially with the last of the Tom & Jerry's on it. The fruit filling was not very thick, so I decided not to turn it upside down, but it worked like a cobbler just as well.

Tomorrow, we will take some to my mother-in-law to give her a taste of berries she canned 16 years ago - amazing!


  1. you're a brave girl and a good cook! good luck on tmw's tasting....

  2. I hope it all turned out well and that the preserving process was up to scratch!

    How did the taste hold out?

  3. I repeat - it was edible - but that's it. I don't think you can keep canned food around forever and not suffer loss in flavor, etc. Nevertheless, I'm glad I used the jar - just for old times' sake.

  4. Wow, you are brave. I feel nervous using tomatoes from last summer and cheese with last week's date on it. No longer! - H

    PS I think you meant BEN & Jerry's! hee hee

  5. Ha! I'm in old cartoon-watching mode. Ah, well.


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