Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mulberry Jelly

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All around the Mulberry bush. I grew up with that song. Everybody I talk to about mulberries has memories of eating mulberries direct from the tree when they were a child. I am no exception. We would grab the fruit … Continue reading

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Agarita Jelly Recipe

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Agarita (Agarito,Berberis trifoliata, wild currant, or desert holly) is one of my favorite fruit producing bushes. One of the reasons I like it is that it is easy to recognize with its holly-like pointy evergreen gray-blue leaves.  It can grow … Continue reading

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Mayhaw Jelly Recipe

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I have been thinking about and preparing for Mayhaw jelly for so long that I have been even dreaming about making the jelly. Today I thawed out the juice (see earlier Mayhaw post) and ran it through the cheese cloth. … Continue reading

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Dewberry Jelly and Dewberry Crisp Recipe

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Today was a stay home and work in the kitchen day. A Dewberry Jelly day. I thawed out some of the  Dewberry juice in the microwave that I had frozen the other day. I ran it through the cheese cloth … Continue reading

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Finding Dewberries and Blackberries

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One of the questions people seem to have most often about dewberries and blackberries is where to find them. I have found that railroad right of ways and property that has been disturbed are the best places to find the … Continue reading

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Mayhaws

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For several months I have been trying to track down a location to pick a fruit that I had read about but never have seen, Mayhaws.  Mayhaws are a variety of hawthorn called crataegus opaca. The fruit ripens in April … Continue reading

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Dewberries and Mulberries

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This has been a busy week for picking dewberry fruit. Each day was a new experience. At first there were hardly any ripe fruit and I would have to search the entire patch to fill even part of my bucket. … Continue reading

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Doing the Dew

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Dewberry season is upon us. I went picking dewberries today. I didn’t get enough for jelly making but I am hoping to get enough tomorrow  but for sure by Friday. I checked out all my dewberry patches and only one … Continue reading

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