Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Eating local ~ morsels of goodness.

Tasty, juicy and sweet.
Three words that sum up Nature's late summer offering / gift ~ freshly picked local black berries...


alone or with some cream
 Mr. HB prefers his
 atop of some Coconut Dream "ice cream."

Any way you choose to serve these morsels
they are delicious.
One of Mother Nature's late summer harvests
so worth buying 
or if you are lucky enough to find a bramble 
picking your own.


Look at the size of these beauties...
I've had some on hot oatmeal
and a few stirred into Greek style coconut yogurt.

I can't quite say I've had my fill of these yet.
I hope this sunshine sticks around awhile longer and ripens the rest of the crop.

Is your mouth watering yet?

I do hope that your week is off to a fabulous start.
Please tell me what fabulous things you've got planned.

~ ~ ~ 
Hostess

22 comments:

  1. Those blackberries look so good! This week I am determined to get back into an exercise program. I have been so bad about it. Also I want to do a lot of cooking now that fall is almost here and this weekend see some of the new movies. I am looking forward to the weather cooling down and hope it happens soon! Have a great week.

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  2. What a treat to have fresh blackberries. We get them mid to the end of June growing wild. I'll have to try them on hot oatmeal next year. Sounds delicious!

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  3. Our blackberries (I have a large patch on the boulevard just outside the fence -- an advantage of island life that wouldn't be tolerated in the city, I guess) are at the very end of the season, not worth the effort of picking right now. I've made quite a few pies and have at least a year's worth of jam. Such a fabulous fruit! (do you get the Liberte coconut yogurt? SO GOOD!)

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    1. That's my go to brand of coconut yogurt...amazing isn't it?

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  4. They look wonderful! I didn't know that blackberries were in season this late in the year.

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    1. I think it's because our summer didn't really get going until mid July...

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  5. I haven't seen many blackberries around - I'm too much near downtown these days.

    I'm going to a concert at the Royal on the weekend (The Shins), and on Thursday I'm filling in at the WW meeting in Cook Street Village - one of my favourite groups!

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    1. Saanich and the Gulf Islands still have lots of brambles...I hope you enjoy the concert Sheila!
      What will you wear?

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  6. Oh, delicious blackberries - how lucky are you!!! I love ‘em and with anything. They are so expensive here – $7+ for the equivalent of a less than a quarter punnett … I mean tiny. You probably get a kilo for that! PS: Love your photo presentation – very nice. Bon Appetit! PPS: Freezing some? xxx

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    1. Our prices hover around $4 in the shops and less at the farmer's market.
      Perhaps you'll find blackberries in the country around your new town of Parkes!

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    2. No we do not have a chest freezer...it's on the wish list!

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  7. Our blackberry bush grew so big this year we could hardly keep up! I should check to see if there are any late bloomers out there.

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

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  8. I've picked many a milk gallon container of blackberries in my day! Growing up in Montana, we drove to the Idaho border to harvest boxes of them. And on Whidbey Island, my parents always knew the primo spots for berry picking.

    My favorite way to eat blackberries is sitting on the back porch and simply gorging. But with company, a little dish of heavy cream always works!

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  9. As a child we picked blackberries from the lanes to make blackberry/apple pies yum,that was if I had not scoffed the lot before they reached home.
    This year they have not ripened in the hedges due to lack of sun & Bees.

    Enjoy.Ida

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  10. Yes, watering! I'm buying every basked of wild blueberries sold at the nearby market while they last, eating many, freezing some. I have not seen blackberries here.

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  11. Our blackberries are past and I missed them this year. They are difficult to come by in this area.

    Leaving tomorrow for our trip to Ireland. I am extremely excited. Not only is it my first time abroad, but we are sharing the trip with a group of friends. See you in two weeks.

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    1. Bon voyage! My ancestors are from Ireland take lots of pictures Please!

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  12. Lots still in the hedgerows round here... had better get picking... YUM yours look delish. X

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  13. I don't know where you're getting fresh blackberries at this time of year but I envy where you live. This week I'm desperately trying to return to the blogging world. I miss it so much. The creativity, the exchange,the community of women just like me. Not easily replaced in the real world. And I must do the summer/winter changeover because it has suddenly become fall. It seems all is well at the bungalow. Good to know.

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  14. They are in the shops and still on the bushes although the wasps are getting drunk on the juices...
    welcome back to the blogosphere...I am slowly working on the seasonal clothing exchange but I had a jump start when Chester shredded my black tunic top....take care!

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  15. I am busily trying to finish off my spring planting this week - 2 figs and Quince trees still to go in and then lots of little punnets of wee things, and a veggie garden to remove the chickens from and get planted out. Our temperatures are crazy! Last weekend there were frosts and this weekend it's temps of over 30 degrees Celcius!

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