1st blackberries

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1st blackberries
« on: August 13, 2012, 21:49 »
found a few ripe ones on the way home so sweet and tangy :)
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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 22:00 »
OH came back from lotty with 4 boxes. He couldn't pick them all 'cos he ran out of boxes. more tomorrow. :D

I love harvest time.

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 12:55 »
Wow Mrs B, that's some harvest!!  Don't have room in my small veg garden for any, so I'll be out with my bucket plundering the hedgerows when walking the dogs once they start to ripen round here  :)

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 12:59 »
It will be another month before we get any here.  I love them for jam and putting them in with an apple for a crumble.  It's a real autumn thing for me.

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 18:52 »
Wow Mrs B, that's some harvest!!  Don't have room in my small veg garden for any, so I'll be out with my bucket plundering the hedgerows when walking the dogs once they start to ripen round here  :)

Oh, and there's more and more. There is one plus to being on an overgrown lotty. Loads of blackberries.

And I still have three large bags in the freezer from last year.
Apple and blackberry slump cake and all butter, apple and blackberry streusal cake and apple and blackberry cheesecake are my best sellers. :D

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 19:36 »
Emptied out the freezer today to discover two bags of blackberries from last year, when I was too unwell to do anything except poke them in the freezer.

Add to those today's harvest from the plot and hedgerow, I have the makings of a good few jars of jam now

or maybe jelly if I feel strong after my splashing accident yesterday  :ohmy: :unsure:
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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 20:11 »
Of course you will feel strong enough.

Despite accidents and things going wrong the pull of the kitchen is too strong. :D

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 20:22 »
It also stops me grazing all day if my hands are busy in the kitchen.

The pan is ready to boil in the morning, and I shall also be making raspberry jelly, as the summer fruiting ones were small and not really suitable for using whole in desserts, so I stored them in the freezer --- they are thawed now and will be boiled up as well.

I shall try to find my second jelly bag  :blink:

I shall be living dangerously with two on the go at once  :lol:

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 20:31 »
 :D :lol: :lol:

To the brave go the rewards :lol:

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 20:33 »
:D :lol: :lol:

To the brave go the rewards :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll let you know  :nowink:

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Re: 1st blackberries
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 08:16 »
we used to do blackberring in greece but they were small but there were loads of them , ive got the odd ripe one on my bush at the moment but looks like a good crop this year , promised my aunty doris some blackberry and apple jam shes 97 shes says shes allways got a cold but shes fit as a latt and only 4ft 3 .
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