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Blackberries

A ramble in the brambles

It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that the hedges bordering the garden were covered in  blackberry blossom. Now they are laden with ripening fruits. …

ABC= Apple + Blackberry + Crumble

A simple Apple & Blackberry Crumble has to be up there in my top 5 childhood food memories. The wonder of these free orchard fruits …

Blackberry and honey pancakes

These fresh blackberries, picked from the hedge yesterday, were destined to make a small batch of jam. But when I came down this …

Crumble under pressure

This afternoon I’m more nervous than usual with the ‘Random Ingredients Challenge’ that is my default method of cooking. My daughter has been …

Taking ex-stream measures

Autumn wouldn’t be autumn without a spot of blackberry picking. And how lucky am I to have a hedgerow full of them …

Border Control

While away, my dad did a characteristic ‘secure the perimeter!’ attack on my garden. Hedges were trimmed. The wild corner was strimmed (Oh dear). Fallen rotting …

Devon treats

   This morning I was down in Devon, picking shiny, juicy, blackberries.  Inspiring wild flowers along the banks of the River Lemon. …