Mmmm, Blackberries

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After 2 or 3 weeks of damp and miserable weather, it was nice to open our curtains to clear blue skies and glorious sun for the last week of summer. As I've seen full, ripe blackberry bushes all over the place, and on my summer bucket list I stated I want to visit a pick your own berry farm, I thought instead I'd do it in the 'wild'. So with the walking boots on and tubs in our hands, me and my brothers headed up onto the moors to forage for berries.

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Lots of stairs

The short cut way onto the moors is up the dreaded '100 steps', well I think there's 100, I usually give up counting as instead I'm gasping for my breath.


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Its safe to say we don't need to be popping to the shops to buy blackberries for a while! The majority of them have been frozen so we can dip into them when we like. Hopefully, I'm going to use some for baking purposes - I've already made a delicious apple and blackberry crumble. I'd have to say crumble is definitely a favourite comfort food of mine. A blackberry and lemon tray bake, blackberry and apple loaf and a blackberry cheesecake are all on my list. Mmmm, I'm hungry just thinking about them! 

What's your favourite way to use blackberries?


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  1. This is awesome! I literally have no idea where to go to visit any kind of pick your own anything farm around here.. But I definitely would love to. Did you eat lots of berries as you picked them? aha


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    1. I missed the peak time for pick your own farms, I'll probably look about mid may next year. But there's none close to me either so we'd have to travel a bit but I suppose it's worth it. I ate a few as you can't get fresher than that but tried to hold back until they were washed - because bugs.

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