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Remember the blackberries 2.0 picked for me? Sure you do. Well, I decided against jam. Instead, I decided to make a blackberry cobbler for dessert this evening. Let’s face it, if the berries are free, you can do whatever you want with them. No need to preserve them. Gobble them up all at once. Normally, when we see blackberries at the grocery store, they cost about $600 for seven berries. These came from the woods. Wild and free. Like 2.0 and I.

I searched all last night for blackberry recipes. Turns out a lot of people like to make stupid smoothies and popsicles with their blackberries. I bet those same people watch shows like The Bachelor and Masterpiece Theatre. Bleck. So imagine how thrilled I was when I found this on Martha Stewart’s website. Then imagine how thrilled I was when I found out it wasn’t one of her recipes. (Read: no wasted ingredients, no unnecessary steps.)

When 2.0 arrived home from work, the cobbler was in the oven. He was sniffing about the kitchen as soon as he got his work boots off. He was so excited about the cobbler that I couldn’t convince him to eat seconds at dinner (unusual for a man who’s put 12 hours in at a construction site). Making the whipped cream was next to impossible with his whimpering and whining beside me.

It was fantastic. You should try it. It is über easy to make. If you don’t have blackberries you could use raspberries. Or peaches. Or peaches and raspberries.

You can find the recipe here: Meme’s Blackberry Cobbler (Virginia Willis, Bon Appetit, Y’all)


  1. Emmalina on August 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    To Movita,

    I’m afraid we’ve just found out that all wild blackberries in your area are contaminated with Poisonous Blackberry Disease. It could be fatal so the best thing is to leave the remaining cobbler out on the step and stay inside. If you hear what sounds like an English person loudly eating the entire dish do not be alarmed it is simply government decontamination experts going about their tax funded business.

    Thanks a ton,


    The Government of Nova Scotia and Canada

    • movitabeaucoup on August 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Dear Government of Nova Scotia and Canada,

      So, you don’t care if I get eaten by a huge black bear, but you do care if the berries get me? This seems odd. Also, why would you send an English person in to do what is clearly the job of someone from Oregon? Oregon is, after all, the primary producer of blackberries on the planet. I mean, an Oregonian would probably know how best to determine the safety of a berry. And Serbia and Mexico are close behind in terms of blackberry farming. The English produce… murder mysteries? I’m just saying.

      I have left the cobbler on the front step. The mailman is eyeing it. I think he’s from Oregon. Or maybe Mexico.

      Sincerely almost yours,

  2. movita beaucoup on July 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

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