Showing posts from July 25, 2010

Search Box Now Works

I was impatient, so the old version of the search widget was yanked and a different one added.  It lists entire posts, not summaries like the other one (if it ever got around to displaying anything), but at least faithful readers can now find recipes.  Yay!

Taking It All into Perspective

These are my blackberries (or black raspberries, they look very similar).  Technically they are wild blackberries (or black raspberries, the difference is subtle).  Don't they seem quite huge?  This is really a tight close-up of a couple from the foundation plants located at the corner of my house.

My neighbor down the street was nice enough to drop off a pint of his cultivated blackberries (or black raspberries, they resemble each other).  Cultivated means that the fruit has been hybridized to be larger, the bush (usually) less thorny, carefully and deliberately planted in the garden.  Wild means that the bush spontaneously appeared in your formerly pristine lawn when a bird pooped out the seeds.  The fruit is small and the thorny stems are so rapier-sharp that your skin rips open just looking at them.

On the left is one of my neighbor's blackberries (or black raspberries, hard to tell the difference).  On the right is one from the first photo.

Here I'm holding them so …