14 August 2010

hunting for huckleberries.

some friends invited us into the woods for huckleberry picking, a first for all of us. it is bound to become a new tradition. it was excellent company and a lot of fun, despite the downpour. we plan to crank out some ice cream with the berries that were not devoured on location. this week was busy and involved crossing plenty of summer to-do's off the list.

am making progress
fly kites in the field.
toss water balloons.
go to the zoo with buddies.
see a lightening storm.
take numerous trips to the post office.
bake whole wheat buttermilk bread.
share a coconut strawberry sno-cone.
deliver birthday party invitations.
photograph clouds out the window.
make grandma's caramel brownies.
find an awesome pair of earrings.
play at every park in the city.
see a drive-in movie.
plan one last campout.
eat tinfoil dinners.
go boating.
sit around campfire eating s'mores.
go huckleberry picking.
make huckleberry ice cream.


carlotta cisternas said...

sounds like a lovely time! i've never gone huckleberry picking before... :)

KJ said...

oooh! you must share your huckleberry spot, because they charge about $100 per bag at the farmers market! and I can probably help you out with that drive in movie thing.

A'n'G Johnson said...

fabulous to do list!

Hannah said...

I love that you went huckleberry picking and I can't wait to hear how your ice cream turns out!

Misti said...

I picked wild blueberries while backpacking this summer, but I think that huckleberries definitely top that. I always stock up on huckleberry 'stuff' in Montana.

Alisha Stamper said...

hi! i can help you with the earring thing, since i've been making some to sell at the avenues street fair. I'll send you a pair! wanna send me your address?

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Lori said...

Growing up in western Idaho, Huckleberry picking was a staple. I didn't realize how precious those little things were until I tried to buy them as an adult. $15 an lb... wowzer! My mom has dozens of old Adam's Peanut Butter buckets full of Huckleberries in her freezer. I'll just go shopping in there. I love them. They make me feel 5 whenever I taste them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marta, I am a regular reader but have never written before. As soon as I saw this post I knew I needed to suggest huckleberry sour cream pancakes to you! They are so delicious. Please try them, my recipe is from an old magazine clipping but I think I found it online:


Of course, replace the bluberries with huckleberries. Thanks for writing! Keep it up!

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