Monday, July 19, 2010

Things Hula Loves

Fresh blackberries, handpicked from the fence rows of my friend's house. The bushes run along the borders of her thirty acres, and they are dripping with wild blackberries right now. With the help of her and her two young sons (and a dog that kept eating out of my bucket), I picked about two gallons of them Saturday night. I'm thinkin' scones, a cobbler and maybe a little jam. Some of these are headed for the freezer, so I can whip out a juicy little reminder of summer during the winter months.

The best part? I came home from pickin' without any chigger bites. Can I get an amen on THAT?


Marie Elizabeth said...


I have found that if you freeze the berries about a half hour before folding them into scones, they cook beautifully without making your scone pastry blue.

Happy eating! Oh, and we expect to see the yummy delights in future postings.

Jason, as himself said...

Again with the chiggers! :)

Those berries looks beyond amazing.

The Church Lady said...

You bet - Amen sista! I'd like to sprinkle a few of them on my cereal. Yumo!

J.G. said...

You are so lucky and I am so jealous! They look too good to be true (but I'm sure they are).

oreneta said...

I HATE chiggers...I think I'd avoid berries to avoid chiggers, what do you do once you've got em?


Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Those berries look wonderful!