Here almost everybody grows vegetables ( those who live in the cities usually have family country houses ) and picking berries and mushrooms is the 'national sport' during the summer and the early autumn. In the four year I have been living here I have learned a lot about wild berries, something that was totally unknown to me, as I grew up in Rome to move later in my life little south from Rome. No forest of course, eventually something more similar to the desert :).
So here I am, to show you the bountiful harvest we had this year from the generous forest, I'd say in total we picked something like 12kg of berries in different day\places.
I already talked about strawberries. I can't really say how many we picked, but for a month we ate plenty of them every single day and still we have a frozen bag for smoothies and such.
Red currant, 1,5 kg ! and black currant (unfortunately no picture of it ) 500gr
Cherries, two kilos !
again blueberries ( I didn't check the weight )
Gooseberries, red and white 5kg !!!
Amazing isn't it ? I feel grateful and provided for. And the beauty of it all it's incredible !
Such a huge blessing !
In the next days I will show the use I have done with my beloved berries.
Have a nice week!