As the song goes, “Here we go round the mulberry bush.” It’s summer and our mulberries are ready to be harvested. Did you know that mulberries contain high amounts of both iron and vitamin C, as well as potassium and vitamins E and K? Mulberries contain several antioxidants and plant compounds, such as anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, rutin, and myricetin. Deep-colored and mature berries are richer in these compounds than lighter-colored or colorless berries. They taste great on their own, even better in a bowl with plain Greek yogurt and extraordinary when paired with blackberries in a homemade fruit cobbler. So that’s what we did. We picked some mulberries and blackberries from our yard and decided to make a berry cobbler. It was delicious and super easy.  Prep time was around 15 minutes. As always, I adapted the recipe to our personal preferences by using half of the butter and half of the sugar the recipe ask for. Even though baking is not my forte, it turned out great!

Roy, my little helper, picks the ripe fruit.

“If I can reach just a little higher.”

A beautiful bowl of ripe mulberries. Ready to eat.