Our weather has been so amazing lately that we have found ourselves out at a park or a trail everyday. We had planned to go out on the boat on Sunday for some crabbing and fishing, but the wind was blowing a little too hard for us. So instead...an impromptu trip to Settler's Cove for some beachcombing. Instead...we got distracted by the bright red huckleberries everywhere and picked until it was time to go home.
The whole family got in on the action.
Then after washing and picking over the berries I turned it into a huckleberry sauce, to be used in lieu of cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving.
We have one more day of good weather, so tomorrow we will pick some more for our annual Christmas Eve cran-horseradish dip (huck-horseradish in this case).
Huckleberry Sauce Recipe
4 cups berries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
boil sugar and water, add berries and stir. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars.
Becoming Maggie Blue is the journey to becoming the person I want to be. After many years of living a conventional life, we decided to move to Alaska and live on a boat. Currently we're traveling full time in a camper with our two kids, exploring North America. We have no plan beyond going slowly and seeing all there is to see, and taking the time to connect and be together as much as possible in these special years.