Roberta Wilkinson wrote:I'm inspired to reply more by your strawberry cake than your huckleberry question. Are those teeny tiny strawberries not incredible? We have cultivated varieties and our native groundcover species here, and I swear there's more flavor packed into one of those eraser-sized berries that any larger named variety. They're "nature's candy" for me.
The huckleberries we have here in the wet PNW are mostly red, and while tasty, a little less magical than the blue ones I think you're talking about. That said, I grew up on Alaskan wild blueberries which I'm told are more closely related to blue huckleberries than to cultivated blueberries, and they like moist high-altitude micro-climates. Southcentral AK, where I grew up, is full of alpine bogs, so maybe that's where you should look. Is there anyplace near you that's a little wetter than the surrounding area?
BTW: Any interest in my date-sweetened "chocolate pudding cake" recipe? Like a lava cake, but no refined sugar.
Roberta Wilkinson wrote:BTW: Any interest in my date-sweetened "chocolate pudding cake" recipe? Like a lava cake, but no refined sugar.