No matter if you grow the thornless varieties in your yard or garden or follow the old traditions of days gone by and head out on the roads less traveled and pick your harvest straight from mother nature's wild gardens, blackberries offer up endless summer possibilities for sweet treats.
There are so many things you can do with blackberries- from making homemade ice cream with the kids on a lazy Sunday afternoon to preparing a southern favorite such as blackberry cobbler.
Maybe you have fond memories of walking down an old dirt road with your mom or your grandmother carrying an old butter bowl or coffee can and filling them to the brim with blackberries. Usually, shortly after arriving back home you would be turning your cache into blackberry jam or adding them to the freezer for pies and cobblers when the berries are out of season.
If you're like me you are always searching for new and fresh ideas for your summer harvest. Below we share a couple of ideas that are departed from the standard
recipes and concoctions.