Today is Michaelmas – it is a feast day to celebrate St Michael and the archangels

Blackberries and Michaelmas

Also it is the very last chance to harvest Blackberries…

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Blackberries: There’s a legend concerning Lucifer falling into a blackberry bush after being expelled from heaven by St. Michael and spitting on the blackberries to make them bitter so that they cannot be picked after Michaelmas.

Health Benefits of Blackberries

Much like spinach, raisins, apples, plums and grapes, blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, but other nutritional benefits include a very low sodium count and having only 62 calories to a cup. The dark blue colour ensures ..

More interesting Blackberry facts:

They  grow on shrubs known as “brambles”

  • Blackberries make a delicious addition to fruit/vegetable salads. They can be added in nice creams/ smoothie
  • Pureed, the berries can be added in sorbets, coulis (thick French sauce), etc.
  • Pureed, and sieved, added in juice, jams, jellies, syrup, and sorbet preparations.
  • They add special flavor to  crumbles, tarts, and puddings.

Ways to celebrate feast of St Michael – Blackberry recipes and autumnal dishes.

We will be having carrot and coriander (cilantro) soup.

I will also give updates on how the blackberries are doing, there are only a few hours left to harvest blackberries.  So I best go now – will take lots of pics xx