Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It’s the BERRIES

Bluebirds eat and run. Their visits may be so quick that you can easily miss them. Most blue birds swallow one or two berries and fly off with another, although occasionally they will take more. A flicker can take 13 berries at one feeding.

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Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries."
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In the eastern United States, gardening folklore suggests waiting until just after the dogwood trees have bloomed before setting out cold sensitive plants. The reason: a spell of cold known as Dogwood Winter. Dogwood Winter is suggested by some to be one of several weather singularities common to North America, such as Indian Summer and January Thaw, but in an opposite thermal direction. To describe this singularity in a few words: "It's Spring then suddenly Winter returns." It defines the last major cold snap of winter. In some areas, this reversion of seasons is known as Blackberry Winter because the cold snap occurs when the blackberries are in bloom in early to mid May. In some regions, both Dogwood and Blackberry Winter may occur as separate cold snaps.
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Or Sparkling Glazed Duck Breasts with It's the Berries Sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ripe strawberries and raspberries laced with cassis, so elegant on ice cream, sorbet, mousse, and crepes. Pour over hot fruit, soufflés, cheesecake, waffles, or pancakes My Sweetie brought back the Cloudberry and of course some Minnesota Wild Rice. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Possible even The cloudberry (Latin Rubus chamaemorus, literally "red mulberry") is quite possibly the most expensive berry in the world, clocking in at around €15/l even in Finland during the harvesting season. It has an unmistakable but delicious taste, tart but sweet, and a very pretty appearance, pin-sized orange globules packed into a raspberryish shape. And then there's that name: whoever came up with it must have been a PR genius! The traditional names -- Finnish lakka, Swedish hjortron, Norwegian multe -- sound so much less sexy, and the other English name, bakeapple, is just plain bizarre.
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Nutrition And there's more: cloudberries are a great source of Vitamin A (30 μg/100g) and C (50-150mg/100g), or 10x and 4x more than orange respectively. As far back as the 1600s, Nordic sailors used to take barrels of cloudberry jam along to prevent scurvy. (Sure beats using sauerkraut if you ask me!)

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Cloudberry leaves have also been used as cough medicine in Russia, where they were used to brew tea. Random Cloudberry Trivia Cloudberries are the largest plant on the territory of Svalbard, located at 80°N. Finland's 2-euro coin features cloudberries. Non-Berry Cloudberries There is also a GPS-based vehicle tracking system called Cloudberry, and a Swedish pop band called Cloudberry Jam.

2 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Deemom: Thankyou for your comments, I am so glad other took the time to comment on my Moon picture.
I have heard of 'Bees Knees' before but never heard of 'The Berries', I like it, it sounds right. I like this post, the information is very good and again I've learned something good
Thank you.
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DeeMom said...

Gosh thank you...;)

Learning is always a good thing don't you think?