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    Default Any good Crowberry recipes?

    The crowberries are ripe and ready at Arctic Valley! I've been picking them but I need a few recipes. Any ideas?

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    I believe they are best cooked, and have heard they are very good in cakes, sweet breads and pancakes for a start. Add pectin and make jam, jelly or syrup. Once recipe I would like to try is making crowberry liqueur or schnapps. Traditionally they are added to pemmican. I donít have a great crowberry patch in my area so havenít really tried these first hand, but hope it helps.

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    My wife, the kids, and I picked a gallon zip-lock bursting full of crowberries / mossberries at Arctic Valley this past Saturday. They were everywhere! As were the other people -- but they seemed to be largely focused on the bog blueberries and seemed to ignore the mossberries (it was a fun atmosphere, though, with lots of kids and families enjoying beautiful weather and time outdoors. That's what berry season's all about, anyway, right?!!!).

    But back to the mossberries. I made several batches of jelly with mine (http://chef2chef.net/news/club/vol3/...ub-III-097.htm) and it turned out delicious! The berries don't taste like much straight off the plant, but as a jelly -- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    Look forward to hearing other ideas!

    Enjoy!
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    Default is there a place that sells crowberries?

    I spent half of my young life on the island of Adak in the Aleutians, waaaay back in the 70's. We ate what we called tundraberries, which I learned several years ago are actually crowberries. Several of us here in Washington State have been craving them......... does anyone know of a place in Alaska that sells and ships them?



    Quote Originally Posted by trochilids View Post
    My wife, the kids, and I picked a gallon zip-lock bursting full of crowberries / mossberries at Arctic Valley this past Saturday. They were everywhere! As were the other people -- but they seemed to be largely focused on the bog blueberries and seemed to ignore the mossberries (it was a fun atmosphere, though, with lots of kids and families enjoying beautiful weather and time outdoors. That's what berry season's all about, anyway, right?!!!).

    But back to the mossberries. I made several batches of jelly with mine (http://chef2chef.net/news/club/vol3/...ub-III-097.htm) and it turned out delicious! The berries don't taste like much straight off the plant, but as a jelly -- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    Look forward to hearing other ideas!

    Enjoy!

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    I've made a cobler out if them. Made a slurry of the cooked berries, cornstarch, sugar and a little cinnamon. Topped with the batter. It turned out better than I expected.

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