When the city kids escape the city…
When the city kids escape the city, blackberry picking, sunshine and grass.
Music: Second Spring by The New Mystikal Troubadours (www.myspace.com/thenewmystikaltroubadours)
There are those days, when you just have to escape the city… Actually, my sweetheart and I are originally country kids, who moved to the big smoke to escape the country.
Is it ironic then, that occasionally we need to get back to the country from time to time! You know what they say, you can take the kid outta the country but you can’t take the country outta the kid.
Just an hour and a half from Sydney, is an area called the Southern Highlands. There’s berry picking, antique stores to scour, beautiful country homes & history to discover. What’s more there’s a plethora of tasty souvenirs to be discovered and I find those, to be the discovery of the (very best) kinds.
In fact, it may just be my new favourite escape and hopefully yours too should you ever visit this way. Don’t fret if you can’t, as we may still channel the sweet smell of blackberries together at home. Perhaps covered with a smattering of sugar and baked with a nice buttery pastry. I do believe the word Galette came to mind…
1 cup of blackberries,
1 sheet puff pastry,
Few tbsp of raw sugar,
Few tbsp of melted butter,
1 egg, beaten for the glaze,
(Optional) icing sugar to dust.