Check out my article on Oregon blackberries, which appears today in the Eugene Register-Guard. I discuss types of blackberries and blackberry-raspberry crosses, and what we’ve been doing in Oregon to breed better berries.
Then I focus on the crisis at hand: what can you do with too many fresh blackberries? I provide three yummy recipes: a dark, boozy, fresh blackberry coulis (sauce), a light and spongy blackberry pudding, soaked in juice, and a fresh blackberry pie that is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted.
If you’d like to see some more of my berry concoctions or debate the finer points of blackberry tasting with me, stop by the Lane County Fair Master Food Preserver presentation today. I’m giving a talk on “Blackberries Gone Wild” at 2:00. We’re in the Auditorium.
Check out the MFP booth, too, and all the award-winning preserved foods and baked goods judged in the fair. I’m always amazed by how beautiful and delicious it all looks. We’ll have information about new classes and fall events, and we’ll be happy to talk to you about your questions about cooking and preserving food safely. Stop by and say hello — we’d love to have your support for this and other OSU Extension-Lane County programs!