September 2, 2011

Blackberries... an Oregon treasure

In late summer here, the blackberries quickly ripen.  
Blackberries can be found free for the taking along fences, roadsides, clearings,
and fields throughout much of the Pacific Northwest. 
My husband loves to head down the block to harvest these delicious sun-warmed, 
juicy berries.   

With his bucket now filled.... he returns home and I set out to 
make mini blackberry almond tarts! 

The scent of summer lingers in the kitchen as the golden treasures bake. 

~It is time to enjoy this tasty fruit~

What kind of fruit are you enjoying these last days of summer?

Stay Cozy,


Blondie's Journal said...

The tart looks delicious!! I am a big blueberry fan and I love them with just a little whipped cream! How nice to pick them so easily!!


Deb said...

Boy, they look delicious but I have to say I am head-first into a basket of fresh peaches. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Pink said...

Yummy. Those tarts look amazing. This is our first summer in Portland and we love all the berries. Is it just me or do they taste even better when they are free ?? lol

Sherri B. said...

I am also enjoying Pacific NW blackberries...just got in the house from picking enough to make something yummy for later this evening. - Have a great weekend!

VintageBettys said...

They look delicious! My grandmother use to make wonderful pies out of wild blackberries.
Have a great weekend


Pam said...

I'm jealous of your gorgeous wild berries!

camp and cottage living said...

yum! Your tart looks so delish!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Blackberries are my all time favorite. They didn't have any at Costco last night :(

koralee said...

Yummmm...these look amazing. We have so many blackberries around here...may have to try this .....xoxox

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Carrie..I love blackberries and your haul looks delicious! Here in Australia summer means mangos and tropical fruit salads. Bananas have been very scarce since last summer's cyclone up north and we've been told they'll be at normal prices close to I'm really looking forward to more bananas!

Thoughts for the day said...

Recipe please?? would love to make some of those.

Florence and Mary said...

I can't wait for some blackberry picking!

Victoria xx

Happy@Home said...

How nice to have such an abundance of blackberries. Your tarts look so good.
My husband just returned from South Carolina with a big bag of peaches. So, we'll be seeing the summer out in peach heaven.
Wishing you a nice Labor Day weekend.

wendy said...

Oh wow, those tarts look so delicious, I can almost smell them myself.

When I lived in British Columbia, we had blackberries at our disposal too.
I miss all that wonderful FREE fruit.
Everything there was so abundant.

Leslie said...

How nice to be able to find the blackberries everywhere. Your desserts look fantastic!!!
Happy Labor day weekend.

Creative Breathing said...

Love berry pies of any kind. Blackberry especially! Your "heavy metal" post was wonderful! Love those finds that make us smile! Enjoy your weekend ahead! Elizabeth

Janet, said...

Those tarts look very tasty. How do you make them? My blackberries are all but gone now, I have been picking them since mid July. I like making cobblers, upside down cakes and crumbles with my berries.
I saw the link to your site from Front Porches and thought I would visit when I saw what you were posting about.

My Vintage Blankie said...

Oh my wonderful is that! You're so lucky those berries are so abundant!

Joanne said...

I love all kinds of berries! These tarts look absolutely delicious!
Blessings, Joanne

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Hi Carrie, I just HAD to comment here.... I'm new to your blog.. and what Oregon blogger doesn't blog about the wonderous blackberries of Oregon! I grew up going picking with my mom and sisters in SE Portland/Gresham. Then, it was all country and little dirt roads, railroad tracks, etc. just full of wild blackberries! Sadly.. where I live now (and yes.. in Oregon).. there are NO blackberries! I've searched far and wide and asked everyone.. and no one knows of any.... but.... wait...... hubby and I were on a drive last summer to a little known area of the Deschutes River.. and lo and behold.. what did I see?????? tons of blackberries! bushes and bushes of them right along the river. They were still green and I vowed to go back, but never did last summer... as hubby didn't want to go as there are SNAKES there. But I vow.. this year I'm going no matter what.. I'll take my walking stick and whack the bushes I told hubby.. and I'm going no matter what.. I need some blackberry pie... jelly... cobbler.. juice.... swoon! Marilyn

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