Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Huckleberry Friend......

It is huckleberry season in the northwest.  Huckleberries are in the family of blueberries and even cranberries, but they are only grown wild.  It is almost impossible to cultivate them yourself.  We were gifted with some, so huckleberry pancakes were on the menu this morning.





They range in color from very red to very blue, similar to a blueberry.  They have quite a strong smell.  To me, it reminds me of black walnuts that we had growing in our backyards. 

You can see they are much smaller than blueberries.

Just your favorite pancake recipe, be it homemade or store-bought.  These tasted so good.  Actually, blueberry pancakes taste very bland and dull compared to huckleberry pancakes.


16 comments:

  1. Susan, I must admit I have never had huckleberries, so you sent me searching online. Now if we could just find those wild ones that grow some 4000-6000 feet of elevation. ;)
    Sure hope all is well.

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  2. I've never had huckleberries. I've heard of them. The pancakes look delicious. I can't remember what black walnuts smell like but I know I don't like their taste.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. I have never experienced huckleberries (sigh). No doubt I would love them! I love berries and pancakes too.

    Hope your move is going well. Thanks for yoru comment. It was an absolutely amazing trip.

    Velva

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  4. I've never tasted a huckleberry either, but from their description I know I would love them, especially for breakfast in pancakes. I like Velva hope your move went well and you and the Trout are settled in.
    Sam

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    1. Hi Sam. Thanks for visiting. No, we are not even close to moving yet. After we leave Montana the end of Sept, we will head to AZ and then by mid October our movers should be bringing our things from Florida. We have a long road ahead of us yet, but it will be fun.

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  5. Susan, I had never even heard of huckleberries before I read this but your pancakes look delicious!

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  6. When we met Jim and Sandy Dixon last August at the Avon, MT Family Cafe, Huckleberries were on the menu. SIL,Pat, topped off her breakfast with a delicious milkshake (we shared) plus we thought they had the best chicken fried steak for the many that were eaten during the six week trip.

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  7. I have never heard of them before. Hold on we are nipping over to taste some. Hope that you are both well. Have a good day. Diane

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  8. Oh to have access to huckleberries - I'm so jealous Susan! I'm sure they'd even make a packaged mix taste wonderful. I'd love to be invited to your house in breakfast!

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  9. I have never had a huckleberry! But I certainly would love to try them based on your description as better than blueberries. You are very fortunate to have them there!

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  10. Your pancakes look delicious Susan. I am anxious to hear all about your move. Good luck with everything.

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  11. I've never seen a huckleberry before your photos... I do remember the line is Tombstone... "I'll be your huckleberry..." I would love to try these... especially yours! Hope all is going well. blessings ~ tanna

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  12. Oh, now you have me wishing for a gift of huckleberries...I bet they'd make great pie. Nice to see you've made it to Montana!!!

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  13. I love huckleberries. These pancakes look AMAZING!

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  14. I've never had huckleberries, but if I get the chance, I certainly won't pass it up!

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  15. When we visited Montana, we tried huckleberry ice cream and we enjoyed it. I guess this is one of those indigenous berries, like our California Olallieberries. You just can't find them anywhere else, and we love them.

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