After an incredible summer of sun and heat, we’ve been further rewarded with a bumper crop of berries in the Cove! Before the berries came the wildflowers:
A patch of heather at the cottage
To dry heather: cut stems, tie in bunches of 3-4. Place bunches in 1/4 inch of water, let evaporate. I’ll take an ‘after’ shot when we visit the cottage this weekend.
After: the 1/4″ of water had evaporated, and the colour was as vibrant as ever!
The raspberries were plump and plentiful, first emerging at the beginning of the month
The Chuckley Pears are almost as big as grapes! They’re known as Saskatoon berries throughout Canada, and service berries in the USA
Chuckley Pear crisp
These red currants will make their way into some muffins
Coastal blueberry patch behind the cottage: first blueberries of the season!
Wearing my blueberry picking camouflage
This past weekend, I picked 2 gallons of blueberries with J’s mom in the ‘secret’ spot.
Blueberries topped with Acadian Maple infused whipped cream