Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Autumn fruits

Most people are unaware of the large array of wild berries out there, have a look at these redcurrants and bilberries (wild blueberries) I've found over the past week or so - supermarket food, for free.  


Redcurrant bush by the side of the road

Leaf structure of the redcurrant


Although noticeably smaller, bilberries have an almost identical appearance to blueberries

If you happen to find some bilberries I would recommend keeping them in a breathable container, be it a wicker basket or paper bag, as they were wonderfully firm when picked straight from the bush, but didn't travel well and turned mealy upon returning home - perhaps because they were kept in a sealed plastic container and 'sweated', as mushrooms do.

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