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gunwharfman

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Blackberries!
« on: 16:22:10, 12/09/19 »
I live in Hamshire and we seem to have an abundance of blackberries this year. I've out in the woods and fields, a few miles from my home every day this week and I just can't stop eating them. My wife has ordered me to go out and pick a load tomorrow, she has an urge to start cooking various recipes with them! Custard, cream or ice cream, which to choose?

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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #1 on: 16:39:37, 12/09/19 »
Our blackberries are just coming in too.  Mrs N loves to snack as she goes along.  Oddly in the Pyrenees, they crop in the late Spring, came as quite a surprise.  I would like to snack on the moorland berries too, but i am not sure what is what.
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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #2 on: 16:53:17, 12/09/19 »
The blackberries have been out in southern Scotland for a couple of weeks now, there's lots of all sorts of berries around right now.  I like to pick cloudberries when I can find them, I don't know if you get them in the south?
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« Reply #3 on: 17:32:01, 12/09/19 »
I do love a few Blackberrys on a walk. O0

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« Reply #4 on: 18:29:31, 12/09/19 »
An abundance of blackberries in Sussex

gunwharfman

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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #5 on: 18:54:22, 12/09/19 »
Sorry, no idea what a cloudberry is. I'll look it up later, it may be known down here in the South by another name?


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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #7 on: 19:07:34, 12/09/19 »
We've seen the orange cloudberries occasionally, e.g. in the northern English hills such as the north Yorkshire Dales, and eaten them too - very good  :)

ninthace

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« Reply #8 on: 19:13:13, 12/09/19 »
And we have Bilberries or Whortleberries on Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.
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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #9 on: 20:01:02, 12/09/19 »
Managed to sample no less than 5 wild foods on a walk down the Findhorn gorge in August last year - bilberries, raspberries, wood sorrel, blackberries and wild cherries.

The cherries were phenomenal - we picked several pounds of them.

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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #10 on: 20:55:35, 12/09/19 »
I have had brambles in my garden for a month or so now.  Blackie dive-bombs me when I go out to pick them.  That's the thanks I get for saving his life!



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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #11 on: 10:22:29, 13/09/19 »
I dont eat them, they are full of bugs  :o
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« Reply #12 on: 12:58:09, 13/09/19 »
I dont eat them, they are full of bugs  :o

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Re: Blackberries!
« Reply #13 on: 14:22:47, 13/09/19 »
Its a tough call, an Apple Crumble with a slight touch of cinnamon, and thick extra dollops of Clottage cream.

Then there's either a Blackberry Crumble, or tart, with cold not warm custard, so one can enjoy the excesses of the skin off the custard.

Last year i did not take the opportunity to collect a mammoth helping of Blackberries, and i recon this year will be a big harvest.

Do i pick them, and enjoy the fruits of my labour in the kitchen, or do i leave them, knowing it will go a long way in helping our wildlife to store some for the coming winter.

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« Reply #14 on: 16:07:33, 13/09/19 »
Had some today while on the march.  Some were really sweet.  Add to list of uses or trekking poles - hooking down out of reach blackberries.
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