|Wild Blackberries in the shrubbery|
The Boyfriend was on hand to throw himself head-first into the task. Not content with the blackberries growing right by the path, he insisted on scaling the bank. And on my taking his picture. Typical.
A bit of effort and a few thorny cuts (the Boyfriend told me to 'man up' at every thorny yelp) and we had a small bag full of ripe blackberries.
Just the perfect ingredient for a crumble, wouldn't you say?
So a bit of sugar, butter and flour, the addition of an apple and a squeeze of lemon later, and we had ourselves a crumble. And all the sweeter it tasted for having harvested the fruit ourselves down by the river.
|Blackberry crumble and cream|
And as we finished the last morsels, I suddenly wondered if I hadn't got ahead of myself in all this foraging excitement. Were wild blackberries even edible? Oh crap.
Next time I'll be googling first, but you'll be glad to know, we've survived.
For more information about foraging wild blackberries, here's a handy link. Found moments after I'd licked the bowl clean.