As you know from my last post the blackberries are out in Yorkshire now. Out of all the berries you can get blackberries have the most antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and they are FREE. Blackberries were the first thing I learned to forage as a child.They are my favourite too. I make jam and infuse gin, and love to pick them for comforting puddings during the winter. I have been blackberry picking about 5 times now and will collect more this week to add nutrition to my winter diet.
This is the easy recipe that I gave the young man today. I know that people that have been cooking for years know this recipe, but a lot of people are just starting to cook from scratch, and one reason that I write this blog is so that my kids will have all my recipes when I am gone. I some times make crumble and store it in bags in the freezer uncooked as you can use it from frozen when you are in a hurry. I always mix blackberries with some apple when I make a crumble or pie so that the blackberries go further. Often I use old, slightly wizened apples or ones foraged from local trees.