Saturday, 13 August 2011

blackberry season

One of my favourite memories from my childhood is going out with my Mum and my sisters to pick blackberries. The streets where I live back onto a network of alleyways (and a canal) where wild blackberries grow free, and we would always come back loaded with fruit, which my mum would make into crumbles. Sadly, a lot of the bushes have been cut back, but whilst walking my dog last week I came across a few bushes with early fruit on, so I went back to pick some.





I got stung several times, and my hands were stained from all the juice, and I got a few odd looks as I foraged amongst the brambles, but it was a nice feeling seeing a bowlful of fruit I had picked myself (and for free!) My plan is to take some for my lunches, and to make the rest into a blackberry and apple crumble.


6 comments:

  1. I love picking blackberries! I haven't done it for an age. Oooh, have a yummy crumble!

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  2. Mmm, crumble sounds lovely. Enjoy!

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  3. Love your photographs Zoe, great styling. Jasper is a cutie! xxx

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  4. aww that dog is so cute! nice photos

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  5. oh wow, i love picking blackberries! homemade blackberry jam is the bomb! lol!

    krystal x

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  6. Gorgeous photos, that dog looks like our old dog, aww.

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