A few days ago, my husband and I picked some 6 pounds of mulberries from one of three trees in our yard. As I was picking, a group of children walked by, one commenting he thought those berries were poisonous. My husband handed him one and told him to try it, and the kid said with some surprise that it was quite sweet. Well, yes. Yes it was.
It seems the Mulberry tree has gotten such a bad reputation that people in these parts routinely let the berries go to the birds. Weird, huh? Mulberry trees grow wild in so many parts of the country, and it’s pretty much free food. I like free food =)
Anyway, whether you’re getting immediate gratification from making a pie, making jam, starting the fermenting process on some wine, or even using the berries as a natural dye, the mulberry is an amazing fruit. What is your favorite way to use Mulberries? Share please =)
(mine? the above sorbet in a martini glass with a splash of vodka, chambord and a sprig of basil. yep.)
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