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I promised my little grandson we'd go blackberrying and he really enjoyed it! Have you been blackberrying this year?

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I remember in a MillyMollyMandy book, MMM asked her parents, grandparents and uncle and aunt how they liked their blackberries and they all gave different answers - in a pie, as jam, etc - so do you like blackberries and how do you like them best?

Posted at 30th Aug 2012 - 10:27PM   Posted by Faith   Blackberrying! Comments: 11

Fennie's Avatar They are very good just with milk, or in an apple pie, or as jam, in fact they are good in almost anything, or they can beaten straight off the plant.

Posted by: Fennie on 30th Aug 2012 at 10:42PM

Vic's Avatar Ooh Faith. I love Milly Molly Mandy, my daughter still has the books. The blackberries around us aren't quite ready yet. My dogs go blackberrying, they help themselves straight of the bushes! It's so sweet to watch. They keep looking to see if they are ready yet!

Posted by: Vic on 31st Aug 2012 at 06:55AM

Faith's Avatar Vic, that's why I tell the children not to pick the lower ones in case the doggies have been eating them - or worse!

I stewed some last night with a little sugar and had them with cream - very yummy even the little boot-button ones!

Posted by: Faith on 31st Aug 2012 at 07:48AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Love mine in an apple and blackberry pie - we don't have blackberry bushes anywhere around here though.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 31st Aug 2012 at 07:58AM

Vic's Avatar Quite right Faith! Though I'm sure they would be ok after a wash! I never get a chance to make anything as I tend to just scoff them as they are!

Posted by: Vic on 31st Aug 2012 at 08:24AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Blackberry crumble for me!
What's this about beating them, Fennie? I thought that was just for walnut trees.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 31st Aug 2012 at 09:45AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Crumble for me... the only ones we've picked so far were a handfull for the Pine Marten on Skye (we left them by the path for him)Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 31st Aug 2012 at 09:54AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Blackberries are wonderful cooked with nectarines instead of apples - they need very little sugar this way. Serve with plain yoghurt, icecream or custard Yum!

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 31st Aug 2012 at 01:17PM

Bramble jelly for me, fiddly but delish. Not been blackberrying yet butn picked 4lbs raspberries this after from garden, now in freezer to be dealt with at a later date.

Posted by: Quilting Cat on 31st Aug 2012 at 05:23PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Oh def crumble for me - love them, and off the plant of course too. There are masses of 'brambles' on the plants but they are all still green, too early to start picking yet up here.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Milly Molly mandy books and still have my copies and also one of my mums in which she painted in the illustrations - beautifully it has to be said! - although naughtily too!
I was only think of that chapter yesterday when I was picking Rowan berries (for jelly making) and using one of B's walking sticks to hoike the branches nearer. Laughing

Posted by: CalicoKate on 31st Aug 2012 at 05:58PM

Camilla's Avatar They were lovely books The Milly Molly Mandy Books Faith, I bought them all for my daughter when she was small.

I used to grow Blackberries in the garden to our other old house years ago, I used them mainly for making jam with and also mixing them with gooseberries too that I used to grow. Love them in pies and with ice cream...yum.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Sep 2012 at 01:48AM

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