[Illustration] Now add one pint of strawberry jam (preferably bought from Knott's Berry Farm).
In the course of two centuries, however, this berry, unknown originally as an article of food, except to some savage tribes on the confines of Abyssinia, has made its way through the whole of the civilized world.
Mahommedans of all ranks drink coffee twice a day; it is in universal request in France; and the demand for it throughout the British isles is daily increasing, the more especially since so much attention has been given to mechanical contrivances for roasting and grinding the berry and preparing the beverage.
An aromatic flavour is likewise developed during torrefaction, which is not perceived in the raw berry, and which is not produced in the greatest perfection until the heat has arrived at a certain degree of temperature; but, if the heat be increased beyond this, the flavour is again dissipated, and little remains but a bitter and astringent matter with carbon. 1804.
It being an acknowledged fact that French coffee is decidedly superior to that made in England, and as the roasting of the berry is of great importance to the flavour of the preparation, it will be useful and interesting to know how they manage these things in France.
The addition of the butter and sugar develops the flavour and aroma of the berry; but it must be borne in mind, that the quality of the butter must be of the very best description.
The coffee should always be purchased in the berry,if possible, freshly roasted; and it should never be ground long before it is wanted for use.
When the flowers fade, they are succeeded by the coffee-bean, or seed, which is inclosed in a berry of a red colour, when ripe resembling a cherry.
] ELDER-BERRY WINE.The
elder-berry is well adapted for the production of wine; its juice contains a considerable portion of the principle necessary for a vigorous fermentation, and its beautiful colour communicates a rich tint to the wine made from it.
The blossom and stalk ends should be removed, and the fruit well bruised in a tub or pan, in such quantities as to insure each berry being broken without crushing the seeds.
In making coffee, it is absolutely necessary to buy it in the berry, and grind it at home; otherwise, you may reckon upon its containing a certain amount of chicory, at least.
There's an old woman on the Berry Creek road who smokes a clay pipe.
" "And I should have stayed tangled in the black berry vines ever so long," she laughed.
Unhappily the American goose-berry is but a hollow mockery, at best" "Ha?" said Mr. Cassilis, dubiously.
"And, in Dapplemere," concluded Bellew, solemnly, "I have, at last, found my ideal" "Goose-berry!"
He chased the butterfly, he climbed the trees, he would stand in the rain, paint his cheeks with berry juice, dabble in the mud, and nothing was secure from his prying fingers and curious eyes.
Wishing, not, indeed, like the ancient magicians, to gather magic berry and bud before sunrise, but at least to see these treasures of the lake in their morning hour, we camped last night on a little island, which one tall tree almost covers with its branches, while a dense undergrowth of young chestnuts and birches fills all the intervening space, touching the water all around the circular, shelving shore.
Oil was obtained from the olive, the castor-berry, simsin, and coleseed.
BERRY, ERICK, illus.
Black folk tales, by Erick Berry pseud. of Allena Champlin Best.
Hillel Bernstein (A); 20May64; R338408. BERRY, PAMELA, LADY, executrix of the Estate of Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith.
By Douglas Berry Copland.
Douglas Berry Copland (A); 13Aug73; R557235.
By Erick Berry, pseud.