If you want to know the difference between a bramble and a blackberry, you’ll find various definitions online:
- A bramble is a blackberry and vice versa.
- Blackberry is the fruit and bramble the bush.
- Bramble is wild (Rubus vulgaris) and blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus) is cultivated.
- Bramble is the northern name and blackberry the southern.
- A bramble is any rough, tangled, prickly shrub, usually in the genus Rubus.
- Some people combine the two to specify the type of fruit: blackberry bramble, raspberry bramble, loganberry bramble.
Continue reading “Bramble or Blackberry: Would a Fruit by Any Name Taste as Sweet?”
Sorbus eburnea is a multi-stemmed Rowan that dangles clusters of white fruits or berries on pinkish stems in late summer and autumn. Green foliage turns shades of yellow, orange or purple red before falling. It’s an attractive, slow growing shrub or small tree.
This week, we’re invited to share something with a cherry on top: a real one or a metaphorical one. As my last post was of cherries, I’m going with a crumble. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Crumble”
I recently had another of those ‘great’ ideas – you know, the ones that go ‘orribly wrong. On Friday, I was out walking when I spotted some wild blackberries. Like most local walkers, I often pick fruit from the hedgerows. The ripest ones are snapped up quickly, so when I reached for one of the biggest berries in a good sized cluster, I was not expecting much. Continue reading “Foraging for food: adventures with blackberry yogurt”