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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 17 Nov 2011 17:50 #71306

Hi Shirly,

I want to teleport myself to Montana and try those Huckleberry Pancakes with both of you. Haven't been on the computer in several days so I just caught up with the blog. Finally got my sewing room organized and ready to get busy again as soon as all the family leaves from our Thanksgiving celebration. :D
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 16 Nov 2011 21:08 #71288

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Hey Dawn I thought I'd mentioned this earlier but now I see I didn't. I'm still enjoying the huckleberry lip balm you gave me last year after lunch. I have been rationing it and love it. Thanks again. It's great.


The gift that keeps on giving! :lol: And, thank you for offering me some lunch once my migraine subsided! It was just what I needed!

Dawn
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 16 Nov 2011 17:13 #71282

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Hey Dawn I thought I'd mentioned this earlier but now I see I didn't. I'm still enjoying the huckleberry lip balm you gave me last year after lunch. I have been rationing it and love it. Thanks again. It's great.
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 13 Nov 2011 18:32 #71190

Dawn, a bazillion thank you's for sharing your huckleberry chocolate cordial resources! I just ordered some cherry and huckleberry cordials and can't wait to receive them. I'm tempted to also order the huckleberry daiquiri mix from your first resource and will do that next time! :wink: Oh God, I love this forum! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 13 Nov 2011 17:38 #71187

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I'll be watchin' for ya !! :wink: :wink: :D :D Marilyn
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 13 Nov 2011 17:29 #71186

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All this talk of huckleberries !! Me thinks it's huckleberry pancakes and syrup
for Sunday breakfast !! :D :D :D better thaw 'em out tonite !! :mrgreen:

Okay, Marilyn, I'm going to practice astral projection and visit you this coming Sunday for huckleberry pancakes and syrup! Yum! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 13 Nov 2011 11:22 #71175

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Okay, here is the scoop, from Scoopie! The candy I brought to Houston that some of you got is a chocolate cordial. The brand I bought can be ordered online at http://www.montanamadeonline.com. I bought the little 9 pack crate, and broke it up to share amoungst you. Just click on Huckleberry Products, scroll down under Highlights and click on Chocolate Cordials. It is SKU # HC-09. I also buy from the Huckleberry People, but the trick for online shopping is to leave out "THE!" it is just http://www.huckleberrypeople.com. If you go there, click on Gourmet Chocolate, then on Hallicks (what the heck is a Hallick?) and you will find other cordials. But, the cool thing is THEY have the Flathead CHERRY cordials. I live on Flathead lake, in cherry country, and gave a lot of you a FQ of cherry fabric, to commenerate this.

Now, some of you got huckleberry cheesecake jelly beans. I am not finding the exact brand that I bought online, so the next time I go to the mall, I will get that name for you! Now I'm thinking I have just figured out what to send family for Christmas this year!

A pie story. During one of our family reunions here on the lake, DD #2 wanted to make a huckleberry pie. We went to the local fruit stand and a one pound bag of huckleberries was $10! :shock: She did not think one pound would be enough for a pie so we bought TWO pounds! It was a very expensive pie! Huckleberries are very small and only grow at the higher elevations. As Sherrie mentioned earlier in this thread, if you are picking them (they only grow in the wild) you will spend a LOT of time in the bear's domain. Huckleberries are one of their favorite foods. THIS is why they are so expensive!

Dawn,
In beautiful Northwest Montana
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 22:41 #71169

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Oh my! I think I got myself in a pickle, I mean a huckleberry. I did give a lot of different gifts to a lot of different people. The lip balm DID come from The Huckleberry People (and they also have the chocolate cordials). I will have to check the company names of the "jelly bean type" candies AND the chocolate cordials the next time I go to town. Just about every store carries Huckleberry products, and now there is a HUGE specialty section in the center isle of the mall ( I use the term MALL loosely here!) Give me a few days, and I'll give you the exact company names and web sites. Another company is http://www.montanamadeonline.com.

Romira, Kalispell is actually where I go "to town" to shop. It is about 7 miles from me. There is nothing here in Somers except an Ace Hardware store, a post office, and a bar and grill.

Dawn
In Huckleberry Country, Montana :D
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 21:16 #71167

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All this talk of huckleberries !! Me thinks it's huckleberry pancakes and syrup
for Sunday breakfast !! :D :D :D better thaw 'em out tonite !! :mrgreen:
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 20:54 #71166

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I wonder how the chocolate changes the flavor. The kind I got was sugar coated--like a jelly bean. Dawn--we want all the info.
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 17:10 #71161

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Dawn, I checked out the website you suggested for huckleberry lip balm but didn't find the kind of candy you brought to dinner. Where did you buy the candy? I'd like to order some of it because it was delicious and I'd like to share it with some of my local quilting sisters!

We've gone huckleberry picking many years ago across the Willamette River to Washington State and picked wild huckleberries with friends who owned property there. I can understand why they are expensive because they are mostly found in the wild and they are so small it's takes a while to pick enough for a pie.

Have heard of this place...they have several products including candies & lip balm. They're in Kalispell, Montana
http://www.huckleberryhaven.com/
It all sounds yummy to me!
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 16:21 #71160

Dawn, I checked out the website you suggested for huckleberry lip balm but didn't find the kind of candy you brought to dinner. Where did you buy the candy? I'd like to order some of it because it was delicious and I'd like to share it with some of my local quilting sisters!

We've gone huckleberry picking many years ago across the Willamette River (ooops! across the Columbia River!) to Washington State and picked wild huckleberries with friends who owned property there. I can understand why they are expensive because they are mostly found in the wild and they are so small it's takes a while to pick enough for a pie.
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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 15:36 #71155

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Jam sugar has the pectin already in it, so yes you could substitute in the jam sugar for the pectin & sugar in the recipe. I was thinking of the apples because they are another source of pectin.

I you are using apples you don't actually need to use the flesh, but if you take the peelings & cores, (after making a pie :wink: ), put them in a pan, cover with water & boil, then strain, this liquid makes an excellent jelly/glaze, particularly if you are making a Normandy style apple tart.


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Re: Houston Quilt Fest 2011-TQS Dinner 12 Nov 2011 14:47 #71149

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Well, like DH said, it's ONLY been 36 years since I made the stuff!! :roll:

There is SO MUCH that I just don't remember!! :lol:


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