This morning we picked the first of many blackberries we will be picking this year. These five little morsels were oh so yummy next to my asiago bagel with cream cheese, my current favorite breakfast.
Last year I think I transplanted them from the front flower beds to this berry bed to late in the season, so we didn't get many berries. But this year, as you can see, the bushes are loaded. And they are still blooming.
I have been scouring my cookbooks for blackberry recipes in anticipation.
Oh, and what are those wine bottles turned upside down on the bamboo poles, you ask? They are bottles we finished off a few weekends ago with friends repurposed to scare the birds away. I'm thinking every bottle of wine that gets finished over the summer, we'll do the same. We should have quite a collection come September.
Got any good blackberry recipes?