A semi-sweet, moist fig and nut bread that’s great for breakfast or a snack; it’s a hybrid fig bread and fig cake. Walnuts add a nice crunch.
Wild Berries Recipes
If it involves wild berries or other wild fruit, it is in this category. Everything from prickly pear juice to pickled blueberries, to savory dishes like Icelandic venison with blueberries and grouse Northwoods.
Also included are guides on how to harvest and work with some of the lesser known berries, such as manzanita berries.
Instructions on how to make elderberry liqueur from fresh elderberries; this recipe keeps the berries whole, which makes a clean liqueur.
I love ice creams. They are my main weakness when it comes to sweets, and I specialize in weird ice creams — herbs like yerba buena and fruits like this elderberry ice cream. Elderberries live in most states, and are ripe from June to September, depending on where you live. Only use ripe berries, as
Blackberry panna cotta is a joy of summer, and can be made in several different ways that I’ll go through here. A traditional blackberry panna cotta would actually be a vanilla panna cotta with blackberry syrup and fresh or macerated blackberries on top, as in the picture. I prefer to infuse the blackberries in the
How to make prickly pear juice, known in Mexico as agua de tuna. How to juice a prickly pear without getting the spines in your hand!
A damn good barbecue sauce featuring the fruit of the prickly pear, also called a tuna.
Pickled blueberries – blueberries or huckleberries (or really any small berry) preserved in a semi-sweet vinegar. Use them alongside meat or poultry.
I have been inordinately obsessed with red huckleberries ever since I ate a handful at a friend’s house years ago. This year is epic for them, and I finally managed to pick several pounds. Here’s how to find, harvest, prep and eat your red hucks.