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August 30, 2010


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laurie magpie ethel

I can't believe your blackberry bushes took so long to produce! I am going to head out and pick some roadside as they are in season and everywhere right now. That cake looks scrumptious and can't wait to try it. (not on a jadeite plate tho). Good call not going bonkers over the bowl of devoured berries...indeed the friend would have thought you had gone off the deep berry edge.


Such a delicious looking cake, I've bookmarked that recipe now. So I'm off in search of fresh blackberries, which won't be coming from my bare garden. I'll have to forage for some at the local farmers market. Love the jadeite!


Hahaha! You are really patient! And, wasn't it a smart move making the cake AFTER young Mr. Oodles and company are off to college? Feel free to take a Little Red Hen moment and enjoy it all yourself.


That's funny about the blackberries -- it's a constant struggle to keep the blackberries in our greenbelt from taking over the garden. They grow everywhere here and can be a real menace -- sort of the kudzu of the Pacific NW. However, they do produce delicious berries, and I'm going to use them to make your cake.

LiLi M.

For the 2nd time in my life I started a diet XD! I cannot read this post, except for the sugar bowl part of course. Lucky girl.

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk

That cake looks amazing! It reminds me of one I make with figs, and even though I don't like figs, it is ridiculously good. Thanks for the recipe; I need to make that now!

Linda @ A La Carte

I am so wanting a piece of that cake. Served of course on Jadeite along side your sweet creamer and sugar bowl with lid (How sweet of Pam (hope she is fully recovered from her bike accident). Enjoy!!!

Into Vintage

Berries, cake, jadeite --- all I see is that vintage tablecloth! Very cute and I've never come across that pattern before. OK - back to planet earth now. Your blackberry crop sounds a lot like my tomato 'crop' this year.


Great pictures! Love the jadeite and vintage tablecloth!! The cake sounds yummy! I was giggling about the teenagers eating your berries-I too lose all kinds of food to teenagers (and their friends) in my house-so I know what that is like! :)

acorn hollow

You have the best luck finding really nice things. The blackberries are wild in the back of my yard, and there are a lot of them.
I am going to make your cake for the holiday weekend. yummmmm.

Brenda Kula

That's a story to tell the grandkids! I remember last year a blogger in California had her first home grown tomato. She was so excited that at dinner she served it up to four people eating and they thought it was a feast.


I always love to try another's favorite recipe. Sounds yummy and the 5 minute creation time is just my speed.

Mary Ellen

Looks yummy!


Oh life is good, indeed! I love blackberries, and I love those simple cakes with the sugary crust the best of all. I've bookmarked the recipe. Thank you.

As one of your other readers remarked, here in the PNW we have blackberries galore, and they are a real treat. I'm hoping to pick some at my sister's this weekend. Part of her property is protected wetlands, and another greenbelt on her property is protected because an endangered woodpecker nests there. She's not allowed to get rid of the blackberries growing in those places, so she has plenty to share. It's lovely to be able to pick enough for now, and some to freeze for later. There's nothing quite like baking a blackberry cobbler on a snowy day.



That cake looks delicious! Sounds like your patience paid off in the end. :) Hey, next year you might be able to make two cakes!!

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