Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's blackberry season here in IL. So Robert and set off to pick berries at Alice's house. You may remember my pie post about her. She was so gracious to invite us. These bushes are about 25 years old she told us. We had a good time. It was muggy outside but it didn't take long for us to fill up a huge bucket enough for 3 pies. Yeah!!!!

Aren't they delicious looking?

my little helper driving the golf cart, he loved that!
a handful of summery goodness!

my little helper

My first idea for the blackberries was to make the crisp I had seen in The Farmchicks book. The only modification I made was to add a little bit of white sugar. Alice said that these berries can be quite sour. I only used two cups of fresh berries so that's about 1 cup of sugar all together. This recipe was super simple.

Here's what it looked like out of the oven, juicy and bubbling!

I served it with some vanilla bean icecream and it was to die for, very yummy.
Well, today since I have so many berries I'll probably make a pie. Tomorrow, I'm off to IN for the weekend to pick up our daughter look at some more houses and we'll drop off my son with his grandparents. Have a great weekend!


  1. Alice sounds like a sweetheart! That crisp looks amazing. I haven't had a fresh blackberry in ages. I need to find me some now!!

    Have a safe trip to IN.

    hugs, Linda

  2. Your blueberry crisp sure does look yummy.
    I remember when I was a child and we lived in IL and we had a blackberry tree behind our house.
    We sure did eat our share of them.
    Have a safe trip to IN and good luck with your house hunting.
    God Bless

  3. OOPPS
    I sure have typed blackberry crisp. Not blueberry.

  4. I LOVE blackberries.. especially pies and cobblers. Berry picking is so fun!

  5. slap your mamma good...oooooh i love the crisp and the beautiful blackberries...what a blessed kitten to have that kinda loot...fall fall are we sista's...i love fall and you are starting already...oh honey i'm right behind ya...can't wait...i'm inspired...thanks cat

  6. Your crisp looks absolutely delicious. Fresh berries are oh so good, fixed any ole way.


  7. That crisp looks delish! Stopping by from SPFH :)

  8. Enough berries for THREE pies!?! Wowzer. How fun. We have some berry bushes on the edge of our property, but I'm lucky to get half a small bowl at a time. (And I have to go clambering through all the brambles to get THAT.) Not that I'm complaining, mind you. Love those berries :)

  9. Carey, thanks for stopping by. This week was just a great week for junking, not every week do I find such grand things. Well it looks like you are a great pie maker. I have a good pie recipe from my Aunt Bonnie. She passed it on down to me. My mom makes beautiful pies, during holidays its nothing for her to make 6-7 pies. She came from a family of 16 so when she bakes its alot! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments. I'll check in with you often. Dawn