Saturday, June 21, 2008
We have been graced with a very tall (i.e. as tall as our two story house) mulberry tree in our backyard. Mulberries aren't my favorite berry in the world, but they're not bad and they're growing in my backyard for FREE, so you'd better believe I'm going to pick them and use them! (Mulberries are technically not a berry, but a cluster of individual fruits; however they look like a berry, hence the name mulberry - what did we do before google!?) I put some on vanilla ice cream last night and on my cereal this morning. I looked up some mulberry recipes this morning, and some of them sound really good: mulberry jams, pies, muffins, ice cream, coffeecake, cheesecake - yum! Now I need to find a ladder so I can pick or shake down more than just what I can reach, and have enough to make some of these things. Yesterday evening, I picked about 2 cups, which is great for eating, but not enough for cooking.