Summer Backyard Fruit Dessert

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My friend Sue used to host a blackberry-picking party every August at her home in Bellingham. There were always more berries than we were able to pick–true abundance. Here’s her recipe, along with photos of how I assemble the dessert. The blackberries were from my yard, and the peaches are from a friend. Such riches! Enjoy!

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Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project.

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