Aftermath of the Huckleberry Festival in Jay
If you read my post from a week or so ago, you know that Jay Oklahoma hosted their annual huckleberry festival.
After the festival, Zack Collum, posted his review on the Grand Lake News website.
Here are some excerpts from his article on the Huckleberry Festival in Jay:
As I stood in line in front of the Grand River Abstract building, waiting for my ice cream with huckleberry sauce, my taste buds thought of the worst.
I thought ,”What if I turn out to be a big wuss and absolutely hate huckleberries?
What if I spit them out and everyone at the Huckleberry Festival gives me a concerned look when I walk by?”
I am thankful to report, this was not the case.
The huckleberry is better than I could have imagined. Not too sweet, not too bitter.
Gee, if Zack had lived somewhere near the Rocky Mountains where most people feel huckleberries are a common food staple (especially during this time of the year), he would already know how wonderful they taste in ice cream, in cakes, in fruit dishes, in specialty drinks and milk shakes, on salmon, in all kinds of baked goods ….. or just plain off the brush!
Here’s to Jay, Oklahoma’s Huckleberry Festival!!