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Last of the Blackberries

Blackberry2 We went blackberry picking, because we’ve decided to offer up a special of Baileys ice cream and Dingle blackberry sauce for the Food Festival. Blackberry picking is one of the most relaxing activity I can think of.

BlackberryI went with my partner and the little baby, and Róisín gave us enough time without fussing to gather a kilo or so. I hope that will be enough!

At least we’ll have some other specials in case we run out.

A couple of years ago I posted a recipe for blackberry coulis (here). Last night I cooked the blackberries for much longer and didn’t strain them at all.

I have to say I liked it better that way.

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5 Responses to “Last of the Blackberries”

  1. September 23rd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Donal says:

    did exactly the same on Sunday, had a bit of a blackberry baking fest!

  2. September 24th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    debra47 says:

    I went blackberry picking recently and made blackberry ice cream based on a recipe from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream book. Still have tons of berries left so your recipe for the coulis definitely appeals to me.

  3. September 24th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Caroline@Bibliocook says:

    Did Róisín keep trying to grab the brambles? Every time I go picking with Little Missy in her sling she’s got the hands out try and grab at least a thorny bramble, at worst a nettle. With having to keep a good eye on her, the best blackberries are always out of my reach these days!

  4. September 25th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Kieran says:

    She kept well away! Divide and conquer – I did most of the picking. :)

  5. October 3rd, 2009 at 5:07 am

    George@CulinaryTravels says:

    How lucky you are to be so near to such beautiful surrounds. I have plenty of berries in the freezer, the coulis sounds a great use for them.

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