Berries are unbelievably good for you. They’re full of anti-aging anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals and are also “juicy foods”, meaning that they are mostly water and, therefore, incredibly hydrating. Freshly picked berries are also full of live food enzymes that are so good for every single cell in your body.
Wild blackberries grow in abundance at the beach near my home and I decided it was time to have one last berry-picking afternoon before the season was over.
Nick, the camouflage dog, always finds a lot to investigate on a nature walk/berry hunt.
We made it to the path leading to the berry bushes.
Forget the berries, let’s play!
The beautiful decay of fall is starting already.
Uh oh, the ripe ones have been picked over by birds (or pesky humans).
But these haven’t…
At home, I mix the wild blackberries with raspberries from the local Farmer’s Market. Then I add Rain or Shine Apricot Blackberry Sorbet (the pint of vegan Chocolate Chunk is for later). Rain or Shine just opened in the neighborhood and make their ice cream from local, organic ingredients right in the back of their store. This local love is reflected in the ice cream’s incredible flavour and their ice-cream is a little like crack cocaine for foodies. Next I add Frostbites, a Whistler, BC company that makes unbelievably delicious fruit cordials from local, organic produce.
And, voila, a fresh, local, wild, extra special Sunday dessert.