I just figured out that the huge tree in front of our house is mulberries! I, in my ignorance of berries, assumed it was blackberries! *bag over head*
So, I found this site’s post that has tons of awesome ideas for mulberries– think I’ll be trying the mulberry pancakes and muffins, maybe the cobbler, too. Vitaliy says that here in Ukraine, they’re considered kind of “junk” berries, like people don’t sell them, though they pick them to snack on.
We also picked lots of sour cherries–they’re dark red and juicy. We have our vareniki factory going in the kitchen– today we want to do enough to share with the 5 rehab guys. And maybe we’ll do some to put in the freezer. I may make for chia seed jam and freeze it, and maybe just freeze some de-pitted cherries for later.
I’m also going to try and pick some to give away to church people on Sundays. Vitaliy thinks that will be a nice way to bless and thank people for giving to the center. I have some friends who might enjoy them 🙂 We have so many of these trees–they line one side of the house!
I wondered how life was for Eve as I was out picking. I guess she didn’t have to cook, just wander around and pick something that looked good for the next meal 🙂
Living in this house during the summer is not bad 🙂 Quite inspiring in a culinary way. Igor brought us young potatoes and fresh dill from the garden, so we had that for lunch, and I made a big pot of borsh to share with the rehab guys, too.