I am currently watching the semi-finals between England and Croatia. England dominated the first half with a 1-nil to England.
As it is half-time, I suddenly craved something sour. I spied at around lunchtime that the blackberries, growing wildly in our garden are now ripening.
Actually, I picked those which are not fully ripe yet. They taste better in vinegar and they are crispier and crunchier with that burst of sour taste.
When the blackberries are fully ripe, I will be baking a blackberry and apple crumble.
If you want to try my sour blackberries, then half a cup to half a cup of firm ripening blackberries. Wash thoroughly and drain.
Add to it a tablespoon of red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. These vinegars have that spicy and wonderful smell about it, really sour.
Then sprinkle a little salt, give it a stir.
Ready to crunch,
Sadly a young, relatively inexperienced and talented England team lost 2-1 in extra time, but far exceeded expectations with hope for the future. I still enjoyed my snack 🙂
Blackberries in Salt & Vinegar