Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marionberries

Every year a friend calls and asks if we would like to pick marionberries.
Marionberries were developed in Oregon and are a cultivar of the common blackberry.
They are sweeter and maybe not quite as seedy.
They are oh so good!
Marionberries make the best pies and tarts.

Oh and the sorbet is yummy too!
Every year I think maybe I will make jam, but really I just love them in
my freezer for special treats during the winter.
Last evening I tossed a few berries in my chicken salad and the
flavor just made my mouth sing.
I wish you could all enjoy our Oregon marionberry, they are
truly delightful.
Do you have a berry that is unique to your area or one you just thoroughly enjoy?