Monday, December 5, 2011
Fresh baked Huckleberry loaves just don't happen. All summer and fall our friends Peter and Tsering, way out in Petrolia on the Lost Coast, are hand picking these sensational berries. Hucks are a small juicy berry with an unparallelled flavor, way better than a blackberry, more delicate than the raspberry, and don't even get me going about blueberries.
If you've ever done any berry picking, you know that it is hard work and takes an enormous amount of patience, diligence and self control. Tsering annually picks about 200 lbs of hucks for us!
These berries truly shine in our Holiday Dessert Loaf. Grab one at the shop, or order one online to treat your friends and loved ones. Feeling adventurous? Grab a copy of our Cookbook and make the bread yourself, the recipe is in there...along with all your other favorites!
Among the really hard core berry pickers, secret picking spots are protected and shared only with trusted family members. After some serious picking we've seen people with red stained arms all the way to their elbows. ...No, this business is not for the light of heart or the weak of spirit, you must be "one" with the berry.
Tom Kent at www.florafinder.com is totally at "one" with the berry. Check it out his description of the mighty Huckleberry.
Here's Wishing You a Berriliscous Holiday Season!