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.  


Redcurrrants:


Redcurrant bush by the side of the road



Leaf structure of the redcurrant






Bilberries:







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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