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Old 02-18-2008, 07:44 PM   #11
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Have them with boston lettuce with warm goat cheese rilettes and candied walnuts.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:47 PM   #12
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If you have any duck glace handy, mix in some strained and reduced blackberry puree for a nice suace for a MR duck breast.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #13
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I live in the Northwest where blackberries grow wild like weeds. They are a real pain. Half of my 1/2 acre lot is covered with them. They even grow in the garage. I've fought them so long, I finally am satisfied just to keep them in check. This aside, I do use the berries (hard not to when they are coming through the windows)

So, I make blackberry jam. It's really quick and easy.
5 cups washed blackberries
1/2 tsp butter or margarine
1 package fruit Pectin (4 tbsp)
7 cups sugar

1. Place berries, butter and pectin in large pot and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
2. Add sugar and bring back to a boil and cook 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat and pour into sterilized canning jars. Seal with new lids.
4. Process 15 minutes in a hot water bath.
Makes 8 half pints. Much more flavorful than store bought.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:31 PM   #14
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I like to mash them up in my lemonade.
For work my signature martini was a blackberry pear concoction.. I made a strained blackberry puree with a dsah of lemon and simple syrup mixed in. Just add Grey Goose Pear (NOT absolut, very different), shake, and you're set! In a pinch try Grey Goose Poire muddled with lemon slice, sugar and blackberries. Might want to strain the seeds *cough!*
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:56 PM   #15
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I procured this recipe from a little dessert place in San Francisco called Sweet Inspirations:

Using a tart pan, make a dark chocolate cookie crust, then fill it with a semi-sweet dark chocolate mousse. Once it's set, cover the entire top of the tart with blackberries. Slice into 6 or 8 servings, adding only one dollop of whipped cream to each slice.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:58 PM   #16
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I procured this recipe from a little dessert place in San Francisco called Sweet Inspirations:

Using a tart pan, make a dark chocolate cookie crust, then fill it with a semi-sweet dark chocolate mousse. Once it's set, cover the entire top of the tart with blackberries. Slice into 6 or 8 servings, adding only one dollop of whipped cream to each slice.
You are a wicked man, Caine. I don't have any of those things in the house so now I have to go to the store! It sounds absolutely fabulous.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:08 PM   #17
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This is a timely thread. The February 2008 issue of Saveur magazine has a recipe for blackberry pie on page 65. It sounds delicious.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #18
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Just bought some blackberries at Sams's Club. I bought it without having a recipe in mind. I like eating fruit as is but also maybe in a salad or something, any ideas?
One of the best berries out there. Great in a fruit salad. Best in Cobblers or pies or over ice cream. Makes a great jam(or reduced sauce).
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I live in the Northwest where blackberries grow wild like weeds. They are a real pain. Half of my 1/2 acre lot is covered with them. They even grow in the garage. I've fought them so long, I finally am satisfied just to keep them in check. This aside, I do use the berries (hard not to when they are coming through the windows)

So, I make blackberry jam. It's really quick and easy.
5 cups washed blackberries
1/2 tsp butter or margarine
1 package fruit Pectin (4 tbsp)
7 cups sugar

1. Place berries, butter and pectin in large pot and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
2. Add sugar and bring back to a boil and cook 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat and pour into sterilized canning jars. Seal with new lids.
4. Process 15 minutes in a hot water bath.
Makes 8 half pints. Much more flavorful than store bought.
My brother who lives in Eugene , OR , says the same thing about people hating the bushes as they are so invasive. I might be wrong but I would love to have them here as I love Black Berries. It is just to dry here to try and grow Black Berries. We do have wild strawberries/ raspberries in the high country but the birds and bears get them way before we can, that is if we can find some
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:02 AM   #20
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Blackberries, Goat cheese, balsamic, sugared pecans, field greens
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