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Herbed Blackberry Cocktail

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We have a huge blackberry bush right off the deck, and I have found a tasty new use for them. Fresh rosemary muddled with sweet blackberries plus tequila! Yes! Check out the recipe on my Better Homes & Gardens post today.

Cheers!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Apple Galette

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I grew up on an apple orchard, so I know my apples! And this time of year is the absolute BEST for fresh, crisp, juicy, flavorful apples. (None of that mushy mealy stuff!) The farmers markets are brimming with them right now, and lots of orchards offer picking. This dish is a more savory version of my recent apple and honey galette, so you can see the full recipe there. But basically you just spread slices of brie on pie dough (1 small wedge?), layer with apple slices (1-2 apples?), then sprinkle with herbs de provence, olive oil and salt before baking for about 20 min at 350. You can substitute brie with any soft cheese and other herbs like rosemary or thyme as well.

Enjoy!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Sage Chips

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If you like kale chips, you’ll LOVE sage chips! These little flavor packed crispy bites will disappear in seconds. AND they only take a few seconds to make! Simply drop the (clean, dry) sage leaves into hot olive oil and fry them up for a minute or 2. Make sure you watch them to ensure they don’t get burned. Depending on how hot your oil is, they can go fast. Sprinkle them with salt and enjoy alone, or with wine and cheese. Or you can sprinkle them on top of chicken or fish, or even on quinoa or roasted vegetables. They’ll add a nice kick of flavor to just about anything. Happy weekend, Feasters, and enjoy!

by Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast