Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blackberry picking time







The first family blackberry forage of the year with Ted eating as many as his dad picks! The hedgerows are heavily laden with berries and there are just a few ripe enough to pick here at the moment. We take the ones we can reach, the biggest juiciest ones are at the top of the hedgerows out of our reach for the birds to enjoy. Now off to search for the perfect blackberry recipes, what are yours?

6 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon together, that basket on the stick is so sweet - happy childhood memories!
    Katie

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  2. I love the basket on a stick too, gorgeous pic! Can't wait for there to be a few more ripe blackberries in the hedgerows near us. The ones that aren't eaten fresh are often frozen in this house for future smoothies. Less healthily, I always make a kilner jar of blackberry whisky too! A tot is so warming after a winter walk.

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  3. Ooh, I'd better check and see whether they're ripe here, too! I tend to freeze them and use them in blackberry and apple crumble or make blackberry jelly with them - yum x

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  4. Hi Emma, I just stew. sweeten a tad, with a squeeze of lemon. then freeze. They really brighten up my winter, I have with granola and coconut yoghurt, blackberry and apple turnover, blackberry crumble, blackberry and apple pie (add a glug of calvados), blackberry creme brulee, blackberry clafoutis, blackberry frangipane tartlets. Going to try vodka too this year Can you tell I love them ? Blackberries around here are epic this year, already.

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  5. Also meant to say - gin bramble cocktails are amazing!!! Going to try blackberry braised red cabbage this year, it was a recipe in Red magazine

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  6. Beautiful images Emma! I am looking high and low for a foraging basket like yours. Last week we foraged out first blackberries of the season and made some rather lovely blackberry cream and lemon scones. They went down a treat and a half at the Fore/adventure hutquarters and are easy peasy... http://www.foreadventure.co.uk/blog/

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