Tag Archive: Himalayan blackberry

Sep 10

Roundup for September 10, 2011

Eating invasive species research and event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Invasivores in New York may soon need to hunt truly wild feral pigs rather than captive pigs, and we’re on board.  In case you missed it, check out our review of Mark J. Hainds’ Year of the Pig which details his experiences hunting feral …

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Feb 11

More on Himalayan Blackberries

Photo credit:  USDA-APHIS

Meet blackberry’s partner in crime: Drosophila suzukii, otherwise known as the spotted wing Drosophila. Also invasive in North America, the spotted wing Drosophila use invasive blackberry as a refuge from agricultural insecticides and a highway up and down the US pacific coast.

Feb 10

Recipe: Himalayan blackberry smoothie

Photo courtesy of Sheina Sim

Everyone has leftovers, here’s what I did with some of mine: Ingredients: 1 cup ice cubes 1 cup frozen yogurt 1 cup thoroughly washed and frozen Himalayan blackberries ½ a frozen banana ¾ cup orange juice Instructions: Place ice cubes in a blender and crush Add the rest of the ingredients in the order they …

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Feb 09

Recipe: Himalayan blackberry custard pie

Photo courtesy of Sheina Sim

To keep things simple and honor the deliciousness of the theme ingredient, I decided to make a blackberry custard pie. Ingredients: 1 9″ Pie crust (you can buy one frozen or make it yourself) 2 cups vanilla custard (directions below) 2 cups Himalayan blackberries Instructions: Bake pie crust at 450⁰F for ~20min until it is …

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Feb 08

Invasivory by the Numbers: Himalayan Blackberry

A few Himalayan blackberry numbers and some food for thought.

Feb 07

Species Profile: Himalayan Blackberries

Photo courtesy of Sheina Sim

Invasive Blackberries, while delicious, are overrunning other plants in more than half of the United States. Sheina Sim provides the details on harvesting this delicious non-native species.