Saturday, 17 August 2013

Free Berries!

A great way of minimizing costs for your meals is to go foraging! I'm fortunate enough to have a few blackberry bushes in my garden so I've just been out to pick a few, only a few but it's a start!

It's actually quite therapeutic to go out, either by yourself, as a couple or as a family to pick fruit. To find your own local sites check out Red Pepper or GeoForaging.

These berries are now going straight in a tupperware container in the freezer but what to do with them? That's up to you guys!

Let me know in the comments section below or in the Suggestions Box what you'd like to see get made!

13 comments:

  1. Each summer, we really enjoy picking berries ( enough until the next season) we freeze them and enjoy all year. Love to make cocktails, cobblers, muffins and just eat them fresh.

    Velva

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    1. Blackberry (or French) Martinis are beautiful, I think an Apple and Blackberry Crumble could be the one though!

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  2. We used to pick berries all the time growing up. There was a huge patch by our house and we could get buckets and buckets full. They were so yummy!

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    1. They're just great, even with a little chantilly cream! Yumm!

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  3. Great tip re foraging - I totally agree and it would be a shame for them to be wasted... What about blackberry and apple crumble? ;-)

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    1. I think the Apple and Blackberry crumble could be the one! It's certainly my favourite! :)

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  4. Dan, thanks for contacting me on my blog G'day Souffle'. I love blackberries- I just made 'Rustic Deep Dish Berry Pie' with blackberries in it, (as well as blueberries and strawberries).

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    1. I love berries in pies, so any crumble is going to do well! Have you got a link to it Fran?
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  5. Dan, I don't have a link to it yet, because I haven't posted it yet- probably ready in about 3 days! (But I've already eaten the pie!)

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    1. Brilliant Fran, looking forward to it!

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