#170: Salmonberries and Four Ways to Use Them
A summertime treat and four ways to use them; breakfast berries, jelly, a shrub, and a pie.
Salmonberries come in high summer. These colorful berries, also known as thimbleberries, Rubus spectabilis are part of the rose family.1 They grow in the Pacific Northwest and up into Alaska. The flower is a lovely deep fushia. I may find them on a hike near water or at the farmers market. If you are lucky enough to know a forager, ask them if they might pick you enough to make jelly, a shrub, or a pie. Be sure to share it with them, too.
The flavor of salmonberries range from tart to not too sweet. They can be picked and eaten fresh. They do have a lot of seeds.
4 Ways to Use Salmonberries