Quick News Flash:
If you currently work / live / or hang out near a green space that happens to be prone to an infestation of brambles, this is the one time of year that you’ll be glad at the sight of the spiky beggars.
Thanks to the long, hot summer we’ve been treated to this year, the blackberries have started ripening early in Cardiff, and certain areas of the city are positively bursting with glossy, black fruit. I spent an hour or so in Bute Park this evening and managed to fill two 0.8litre tupperwares (enough to donate some to my mum for a crumble which I’m sure I’ll get a slice of – I definitely know what I’m doing 😉 ) I’m hoping to attempt making jam with the rest of mine, unless anyone has any more exciting ideas?
If you can get your ass to a green space sometime in the next 2-3 weeks, make sure you take a container or two with you and load up – and when you get home, soak them in cold water with a little salt to draw out any nasty bugs before you scoff them down. Enjoy!