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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

time for berries and cream!

It's my favorite time of the year! The Marionberries are in season here in Oregon. they just happen to be not only my favorite caneberry, but my Etsy shop Marionberry Cottage is named after this yummy sweet juicy blackberry. To celebrate I am offering 20% off everything in my shop, so please stop by and take a peek! Sale ends July 31. Make sure you mention you saw this in the blog so I can send you an adjusted invoice.

Here is a little bit of trivia on this berry-- Oregon is where the marion blackberry was born--in fact, right here in Marion county where I live. It is a cross of the Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberries to bring a big juicy berry perfect for pies and preserves.

Of course I have to have my fill of fresh marionberries sprinkled over creamy yogurt for breakfast, and I always freeze plenty to enjoy during the winter months to make sweet scones, cobbler and oh so sinful cheesecakes....

Here is a very interesting and beautiful website chock full of yummy recipes! Oregon berries




Sherry said...

Debbi, I always wondered why you call your shop "Marionberry Cottage" and thought it had something to do with someone called "Marion" -- I'd never heard of a Marionberry -- but I'm glad I have now!!!

The Rose Cottage said...

I was thinking the same thing as Sherry :) Never heard of a Marionberry either, but have had blackberries, so who knows I could have had them and not known.
Thanks for sharing this with us and for such a generous discount in your lovely shop :)

Nita Jo said...

You have made me miss the Oregon Coast! Went there summer before last to celebrate my 25th Annv. Everywhere we went I ate Marionberries... fresh, in pie, cobbler, salads, syrups, jams. There is nothing quite like them!
Thanks for bringing back such "sweet" memories.

karin@creativechaos said...

That looks so good.....