Friday, August 7, 2015

Blackberry Hell

I love blackberries. The post title is just a play on the previous post- Blackberry Hill.

The amount of berries is truly awe inspiring.

You know those shopping baskets in the supermarket? I fill one of them in an hour picking alone, less if we go as a family. I just don't know what to do with them anymore. I have tried drying them on windowscreens in the sun. They were so plump they are still drying. We juiced about 10Kg of them. Ran out of space. Frozen blackberries fill every cranny of our freezer. Jam- our friends run away when they see me coming with a bag full of jam jars. We filled gallon jars with berries and vodka- can't drink that fast enough (and probably shouldn't of course). Every morning a blackberry smoothie from the frozen berries that is so thick it is like ice cream.

But still I get more. And still I want more! And then tonight, the wife called me at work and told me to bring home blackberry leaves too so she can make tea...


  1. WOW, I'm back in Canada now, I will be enjoying blueberries soon!

    1. Back visiting, or to stay? At any rate, I just got back from the US. It was a great trip. I have heard people say "You can never go back home." but that isn't true. I did it for 2 weeks. Some of the best weeks of my life.

  2. Hey there.

    have you left Japan for good?
    we have moved in a few weeks back and i found your blog very inspirational !