Yesterday, I returned to 100 Acre Wood in the Town of Malta to continue my wildflower inventory.
I hope you enjoy this sampler of what is in bloom this week in a nearby woodland; take a look.
Tall Meadow Rue
Pointed-leaved Tick Trefoil
Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil
Other species also in bloom included:
- Enchanter’s Nightshade (nearly all are done blooming now)
- Common St. Johnswort
- Indian Pipe
If you crave the flavor of a Dewberry, this is the time to get ready for picking this delicious wild edible. While walking through 100 Acre Wood today, I saw these ripening berries.
Adding a handful of these tasty berries atop a cup of yogurt or atop a bowl of ice cream or cereal is a great way to enjoy this wonderful fruit. Use them in the same manner you would a blackberry, but keep in mind that these smaller fruits produce less juice per berry.
If your culinary curiosity is piqued, here are a few ideas for you to consider.
Dewberry Bread Pudding
Dewberry Custard Pie
Dewberry Cobbler and Self-Crusting Dewberry Cobbler
Dewberry Crisp (and Dewberry Jelly)
Dewberry Jelly and Dewberry Jelly
Lemon Dewberry Muffins
Thankfully, sunshine appears to be mentioned more frequently in the days ahead. That seems much more appropriate since summertime should be sunny!
I continued my inventory of 100 Acre Wood in the Town of Malta on this somewhat humid but gloriously sunny Sunday. The summer session of blooming wildflowers is just underway. While the number of species that will begin blooming (particularly in area woodlands) will now begin to decline and be less overall in comparison to those that bloomed this spring, it is still worth your time to trek through a forest near you to observe the variety of species and colors.
I hope you enjoy this summer installment of a sampler of what is in bloom this week in a nearby woodland; take a look.
Pointed-leaved Tick Trefoil
New Jersey Tea
If you crave the flavor of Thimbleberry (AKA Black Raspberry), this is time to get ready for picking this delicious wild edible. While walking along Zim Smith Trail yesterday, I saw this ripening cluster of berries.
Fruit of Thimbleberry (AKA Black Raspberry)
Adding a handful of these tasty berries atop a cup of yogurt or atop a bowl of ice cream or cereal is a great way to enjoy this wonderful fruit. If you are feeling more adventuresome, here are a few ideas for you to consider.
Black Raspberry Cobbler
Black Raspberry Chip Ice Cream
Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Sugared Black Raspberry Tea Cookies
Black Raspberry Buttermilk Dumplings
Purple Hooter (adult beverage)
Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Black Raspberry Buttercream
Black Raspberry Muffins
Black Raspberry Coffee Cake
Black Raspberry Crumb Bars
Black Raspberry Oat Scones
Black Raspberry Jelly
Black Raspberry Jam
Black Raspberry Cream Pie
Black Raspberry Walnut Torte
Black Raspberry and Sage Honey Tart
miscellaneous Black Raspberry recipes
And, lastly, if you want to try a non-food recipe: Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter