An excess of fruits

September is peak season for blackberries. And this year, it’s been great, with warm, dry, sunny weather for ripening, after an unusually wet summer.

But this last week it’s turned colder and we’ve had some heavy showers. Today’s pick of blackberries was adequate, but no longer up to the standard of what I got a couple of weeks ago. The season is winding down, though there are still quite a few unripe ones, that could become nice if we get decent ripening weather (and if the bloody council doesn’t trim them all to oblivion).

I can’t do my usual, which is to turn some of them into a crumble or pie and freeze the rest, ‘cos the freezer is too full. So I’m going to try and combine some of them with excess apples and chillies in a chutney. That’s not something I’ve cooked before, so it’s a new culinary venture. Wish me luck!

Posted on September 28, 2007, in food, seasons. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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