As I enjoyed a ‘God-walk’ on our land this week, awaiting a call from my surgeon actually, I noticed a couple of pretty big trees with berries on them. They looked like very small blackberries, but the leaf wasn’t in that family…yeah, I know these things.
Perplexed, I snipped off a small branch to compare to other Ohio berries I wanted to look up on the internet. I googled ‘Ohio berries’, no luck. I googled ‘poisonous’ berries, thankfully there was no match.
The next day, a pool friend came over for lunch and I showed the trees to her. She asked if perhaps they were mulberries. “I dunno, I’ve never seen a mulberry!” I said. We grabbed another branch and ran in to google ‘mulberry trees’. BINGO, that was it! I have three large mulberry trees on my property!
Needless to say, being the ‘researchaholic’ that I am, I continued to research the health benefits of mulberries, more details than you ever want to know about mulberries and a bunch of recipes for mulberries including pies, cobblers, muffins, really anything you can use blueberries for seems to work pretty well for mulberries.
Here is the plan for now, I plan to use this blueberry muffin recipe replacing the berries with my mulberries. I’m gonna call them “Mulberry Crumble Muffins”.