Forager’s Mobiles

14 Oct


There are 3 different types of Highbush Cranberries in the province of New Brunswick and these ones we see dangling above my head are the best edible one in my vicinity being Viburnum trilobum which grows usually near streams and river floodplains. These berry clusters are extremely easy to gather in nature’s nursery though the processing into juice can seem lengthy unless you really enjoy getting to know your food. Each berry has one large seed and it is best to juice these berries raw after freezing them.


Back to a view of these berries hanging gently in the sky above, what I’ll be doing with them once juiced isn’t quite clear just yet though an apple cider -Highbush cranberry mix sounds good and possibly a ginger bug Highbush soda, though these are just little thought clouds appearing amongst the clusters at this point. ciao


7 Responses to “Forager’s Mobiles”

  1. Holly October 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    Makes an excellent jelly too! I make it every year as we have a lot! Also known as pimbinas!

    • 1left October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am #

      A colorful jelly would be good

  2. Jay October 15, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Beautiful images!

  3. Hilda October 15, 2014 at 1:33 am #

    It is that time of year again, and I must get out picking soon. I also have an idea there somewhere. Can’t wait to see what you come up with, but your ideas sound promising.

    • 1left October 15, 2014 at 6:06 am #

      Yes, fun to experiment a bit with the different flavours

  4. 62nd Parallel North November 13, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    not 100% sure, but i think we have lots of those around here… “pihlaja” they call it (rowan or mountain ash)

    • 1left November 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

      They do resemble mountain ash once the leaves have fallen and often grow in the same areas, though these slight trees are usually smaller and are named Viburnum trilobum. Finland also has a few Viburnums with blue, black and red fruit though the may not grow to far north.

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