Sunday, 7 August 2011

Blackberry Way

In the words of the 'Move'..."Blackberry Way, absolutely pouring down with rain, it's a terrible day..." No, actually is wasn't raining, is was quite sunny! But now I've got that song in my head, so I thought you might like it too! We (me and him indoors) went blackberry picking...thinking it was a bit early for blackberries, we only took a little sandwich bag each but ended up picking three and a half pounds in about forty minutes. The bags were bursting, blackberry juice was running everywhere! So now I'm hunting for a Blackberry Jam or Jelly recipe. Does any body out there have a tried and tested one?? Picking more later so should have loads! Happy Weekend!!

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  1. Mmmmm yummy, we picked blackberries yesterday and the day before without ever leaving the house. We have lots of blackberries that encroach on the garden from the forrest. So far I have used some to make muffins and eaten some as they are so sweet and juicy. Yesterdays ones I put into the freezer and will make jam when i have more to add and also want to make some pies or crumbles for the freezer too

    If you find a good jam recipe perhaps ou could share it pleeeeeease

    Hugs Jackie x

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  2. Oh wow Lyn thats a load of blackberrys, hope you find your jam receipe, Ive probably got one somewhere but not to hand, it might be an idea to mix them with apples. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  3. Ohooo I'm hunting them out too, promise to share if I find one!
    (Lyn)

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  4. Hi hun
    oh we ended up with a lovely day, wasn't spose to be! ya got some apples to go with them? yum yum, will get prize of 2moro hun, sue,x

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  5. Mmmmmmmmmmm Lyn those look gorgeous. We are going to have quite a lot of cooking apples this year could do with some of those blackberries. Anne x

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  6. I'mno help with a recipe Lyn, sorry! Wanted to say - how come you're only an hour down the road and didn't experience the TORRENTS of rain that we've had today then? However, glad you didn't - lovely blackberries MRs!!

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  7. sorry not got a receipe but they look yummy,x

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  8. I throw them in the freezer ... shaking them as they are just freezing to keep them seperate ...that way I can grab a handful for a pie or crumble to go with apples. I know I have a recipe somewhere for any soft fruit and apple but not bramble alone.

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  9. mmmmn! Blackberry and apple crumble! I could just eat that now!
    Try BBC they usually have some good recipes, however, I could scan some recipes and e-mail over to you tomorrow if that will help?!
    You are right about them being early tho, we used to pick them in the last week of school holidays when I were a lass. And a few years ago I can remember picking them in September. Who knows when we will pick them next year!!

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  10. Ummmm...if I was visiting you would not have enough of those babies left for any type of jam!

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  11. Hi Lyn, I love that song, ah reminds me of my youth! :-(
    Good luck finding a good jam recipe - we made some great stuff in Domestic Science (that's what it was called when I was at school!) including the best shortbread I've ever had and scrummy bread, but I was off when they made jam - not that I've got any of the recipes anyway.
    Anne xx

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  12. Hello Lynn, I'm running so late on WOYWW that I decided to look at all your recent posts as well and oh, those, blackberries look delicious. We call them brambles where I come from and my late mum made the best bramble jelly ever. Unfortunately, she didn't leave a recipe so can't help here. However, she did leave a recipe for mint chutney that might interest you if you find yourself with a glut of mint this year. Elizabeth x #73

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  13. Those blackberries look so yummy. theres a few bushes along the walkway to the next street, im thinking i might have to go make something with them now mmmmm... and hi darling hope you are well xx

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  14. Hiya -if you want your blog candy win please check my blog - end of July. This isn't spam - or even luncheon meat, truly!! Di xx

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