The fruity kind that is, we went berry picking at a secret location in Amsterdam yesterday morning.
We timed it between rain showers, and had to dodge not only blackberry thorns but also stinging nettle. Above us a group of blackbirds were lined up on a wall, apparently complaining that we’d found their secret supplies.
We brought back about 2kg of fresh wild blackberries. I’ve made a fruit syrup, by boiling 1 litre of water, 400g sugar and the peel of one lemon until it was reduced by half, cooling slightly and then adding the fruit.
It makes a great ice cream topping, especially if it’s rewarmed slightly. But tonight’s treat will be apple and blackberry crumble. Mmmm.