Foraging and berry picking are savoured summer time activities. I don’t have far to go. My garden and surrounding woods provide delectable treats. We planted high bush blueberries about 25 years ago, and they’re still yielding plentiful berries. This year there’ll be enough to freeze as well.
The dark blue berries makes me wish they could be a dye. I love the tonal variations of the berries as they ripen from pale green, through soft mauve, plum and into sweet indigo.
We have 7 acres in Mahone Bay and this is one of our woodland paths. We live in what is considered temperate Acadian rain forest. Now, doesn’t that sound enticing!
Below is the kitchen table harvest from today’s foraging. Chanterelles and purple lacaria mushrooms. The purple lacaria aren’t particularly flavourful, but they add a lovely contrast of soft purple to the saffron chanterelles as they simmer in butter and garlic. Ever mindful of colour!