Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blackberry Pie

On Friday night we joined up with Mum and Dad in Moret-Sur-Loing, a small town south of Paris, for some canal boat action. Mum and Dad have been staying on Graham and Iris' (long-time friends) canal boat, 'The Manatee'.

The boat was surprisingly spacious and homey inside, and it was very relaxing cruising down the canals and through the locks. On our second evening we moored along a toe-path that was lined with blackberry bushes.

Bruised, prickled, and poisoned with thorns and nettles, we all persisted in getting the most out of the blackberry crop.

Julian took a different, slightly more sneaky approach to the blackberry picking.

His enjoyment continued when Iris cooked up some of the blackberries into a delicious pie. Fortunately there were still enough berries left over the following day to make several pots of jam (unfortunately the jam ended up spilling over Julian's clothes on the way home).

1 comment:

jason Thomas said...

Yum - that pie looks awesome!