Friday, August 26, 2011

~{thank you berry much}

did you know that I live in the Berry Capital of Canada?

berries are everywhere
fields and fields of them
my youngest picks blueberries for $$
{not an easy job}
 to my joy just a few steps up the street from
our new home are oodles and I mean 
of wild blackberries
free for the picking
and we have been picking

any ideas what I should do with them?
thinking today is jam day   

Oh and I found out our forest in my back yard
has wild loganberries

hokydina am I ever berried out 
no wonder we have fat bears wondering our woods


Maria said...

Good morning, Koralee!
Our first apartment was next to a field of wild blackberries. Cereal was topped every day with them and I made homemade jam. To a young couple just starting out, having this field of free fruit was our manna from Heaven!
Your photos are beautiful as always, Koralee!
~have a berry sweet day~

tinajo said...

Oh, I love berries - make a pie or two! :-)

Anonymous said...

I abhor cold weather, but you are seriously making me want to move to Canada! All of those berries sound delightful; lucky you. :)

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Well, I eat them every day and religiously for breakfast...miss them so much during the Winter months.
They are great for your health in so many different ways and delicious!

And yes, it's hard work to pick them.


FrenchBlue said...

Morning Korale!

Blackberries are the salt of the earth in my world. We used to have a feild of blackberries across the street. The kids and I would pick them then bake a blackberry cobbler:) Love it!

Have a great weekend sweet friend!!

Warm Hugs~

Cat said...

Not a bad place to live if you ask me ... I adore all berries :)


♥ Cat brideblu

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PIE!! PLEASE MAKE A PIE!!! Oh dear, berry pie is my favorite, A LA MODE with the finest vanilla ice cream.

Precious soul...your comment on my post just means so much to me. I want to write. I want to write poetry. I want to speak to someone's heart.

We are on our way my friend, we are getting ready and all I can say is MERCI for always being there to share the joys, the pains (how is your back? I am 100% better) and the giggles all along the mean so much to me, and may the LOVE OF GOD OOZE out of you and bles your little charges. I WANT SOME BLACKBERRY TARTS!!!!!! Our sweet Rosie is on her fishing trip and I know you are up to some fun stuff...I am thinking of you my dear.....Anita

Trisha Brink Design said...

Oh Koralee! I am with you on this post! Here's what you do:
Put a stick of butter or marg. in a glass 9x13 baking dish and shove it in a cold oven. Preheat to 375*.
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 tsp. baking powder
When butter is melted take dish out of oven and pour it in.
Then, add 4 cups of sugared berries; any kind or mix.
Bake for 40 minutes till brown and bubbly.
Super E-Z & delish!
Happy Picking!
Stay away from bears...they don't share well.

Deborah said...

Wow, lucky you with berries galore! What about making a blackberry and apple crumble or pie?

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, what joy!!! Lucky, lucky Koralee--to live in such a berry wonderful place! A jam day with your girls sounds like the perfect day to me! I love the thought of all those wild berries so nearby--aaaahhhhhh!

Wishing you the loveliest, berry-stained day, dear friend!


Anonymous said...

Blackberries would be great in a loaf recipe and I love to make a dessert topping out of blackberries for vanilla ice cream! Hoe lucky are you to be surrounded by such goodness! Xoxoxo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I think that blackberries are everywhere at the moment Koralee.....we have a lot in our own garden. I just love eating them as I pick them and getting my fingers all purpley !!
Enjoy your blackberries every which way you use them. XXXX

Anonymous said...

oh sweetie
love berries
i freeze blueberries
and eat for snack :D
i have a fat BEAR
but she doesn't eat
berries like yours :D

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

Love it! Berries with whipped cream,berries on cereal,berries with ice cream,shortcake,crisps,berries with cream and sugar,pavlovas! Tea with "jam and bread" :-)

Rizzi said...


Not Just a Waitress said...

Oooooh!! The berry capital!!! I think I live in the Apple Capital :)
Those berries look SO yummy :) :) :) I do so love the freshness of the seasons, especially Summer. Let's take a vote and see if can keep it!! It'll kind of like how I decided to stay 29...We can just stay in the Summer sun!!
Have a great weekend, my friend!! :) :) :)

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm with the ones who suggest a pie. But jam is good too. Fruit salad? Plain while picking? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Unknown said...

mmm I love them, just picked a bucket to freeze for the winter :)
have a great weekend!

found and sewn said...

I love blackberries, the season has just started here. Your photos are so lovely x

Cindy said...

LOVE black berries...right off the vine, or just say "cobbler"! :)


Suz said...

I am not sure where in Canada you live, sweet pea, but I sure loved Montreal and Quebec City. We had such a fabulous time and I thank you for your kind comment. Can one really get tired of berries and what does hokydina mean ;-) ???
Big hugs,

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy weekend love love from me

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I had to come back for a snack of berries! Have you ever had BOYSENBERRYS????? We used to get them in California at KNOTTS BERRY FARM! Did you go there on your trip to L.A.? Their flavor is so unlike other berries and will forever remind me of my childhood.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A FUN DAY...squeeze out all you can! BISES, Anita

polkadotpeticoat said...

They are the best, just the best!

mama bleu said...

I have a recipe for berry pie posted on my blog. This is a MUST for berries. I have berry vines in my yard and freeze some of them so I can make pie any time of the year.

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmmm, rustic berry tart, peach and berry jam (whatever kind is on hand works great), freeze them for a shot of summer this winter:>)

Unknown said...

Yes M'am! I just used blueberries from British Columbia to make Blueberry Lemon Bars...goodness, they are delicious. I almost didn't have enough for my recipe, because I couldn't stop popping them in my mouth! You're a Berry Lucky Lady to live right in the heart of berry land :)

xo Emily

Shell said...

I have two ideas. First, I have to say how lucky you are to live in The Berry capital of Capital.
How about a yummy berry smoothie. My sweetie pie makes it with blueberries, low fat vanilla yogurt and spinach. Really tasty.
And how about muffins. Blackberry or Blueberry muffin is delicious.

GardenOfDaisies said...

My favorite way to eat berries is just plain. A big bowl, a big spoon and all that natural juicy goodness.

Unknown said...

Well, I love these berries. Its so yummy. My mouth is still melting. I hope you enjoyed weekend.


Gloria said...

Hi Koralee,
Beautiful berries!!! Picking berries was one of my very first (real) jobs!! It is a lot of hard work!! I feel for your daughter. Bless her heart!

I DO so love blueberries on top of pomegranate sorbet!! YUM!!! :)

Enjoy your weekend dear friend!


Jolijn said...

Mmmm, they look great and pretty pictures too!!
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, thanks for visiting!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Berry love to you my sweet friend. Have a happy weekend xx and some more xx

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, i love berries of all kinds and these are just so yummiee! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


Susan said...

You have brought back childhood memories, Koralee. When I was little I'd go out while the grass was still dewy to pick blackberries to put on my cereal for breakfast. They were so yummy, and I loved the way they turned the milk blue!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Picking berries is a wonderful summertime pleasure. My kids get to do it when we head to Michigan in the summer but we didn't go there this year. :/ My oldest loves raspberries, but I love any kinda berries. We can only get the frozen variety here which is better than nothing. When the grocery store brings in fresh blueberrie, they are from Holland and cost about 10 USD for a tiny little container. Yikes! I'll stick with those from the freezer section. :) Hope your day is great. Best wishes, Tammy

Marilyn Miller said...

Love, love the berries in the Pacific Northwest. I make sorbet alot during berry season. I usually make it with marionberries, but blackberries would be good too. Then I freeze them for sorbet, pie, and cobblers in the winter.

Lulu and Co. said...

Oh how berry delicious! I would be in heaven with berries in my woods!
Your new home must smell so sweet with all the wonderful things you will make with them!!!!
here's wishing you many happy picking days,
Lulu said...

I so love berries too...every kind. I would love to learn to can and jam and make oodles of jammy goodness. Share with us if you do.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh goodness... YUM! And they are always so pretty! Jam sounds wonderful! :)

Dagmar said...

Aren't the berries just amazing this year..I heard that this might be the best blueberry season ever here in BC! Your last few posts have been so beautiful..such an lovely way to spend some time being inspired!

Sandra van Doorn said...

I love berries ,in summer they are my breakfast treat;
I love your photography, and your firts picture on this post is fabulous Koralee!
xo sandra