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First Blackberries

First Blackberries

Last year I carefully planted two thornless blackberry bushes in the back yard. This year I strung bailing wire between two metal poles to hold the growing canes. Soon tiny white blossoms set on the bushes. Before too long small blackberries appeared, as well as hungry birds. I acquired some PVC pipe from a neighbor who didn’t want her garden cover any longer. It looked a little like the hoops of a Conestoga wagon without the cover or the  wheels….

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How to Can Blackberries and Make a Pie

How to Can Blackberries and Make a Pie

I spent a rare cool morning for this part of the country at a blackberry patch in Louisburg, KS this past week. After two hours I had about seven quarts of berries. For my afternoon activity I canned my pick because the freezer is full. While the canned berries cooled on the counter I got a haircut. My hairdresser asked how I canned the berries. She’d never done it before. This is what I told her: “It’s simple really. While…

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Gluten Free Cobbler

Gluten Free Cobbler

You can make this recipe with any fruit you have on hand–peach, blackberry, or apple are my favorite. What’s yours? Easy Gluten Free Fruit Cobbler Recipe INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour • 1 cup granulated cane sugar • 1 egg • 1/4 cup melted butter or non-dairy substitute • 2 cups+ fresh or frozen berries, other sliced fruits, or rhubarb + berries (enough to cover the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish or 9-inch pie…

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