Saturday, September 29, 2012

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” Nelson Mandela

September 29,
Poison Blackberry Day (This sounds fun!)
Not that Poison...

This one!

Is today the day it's okay to poison that certain person?  Hold your horses! Put the arsenic back into the cabinet, and throw away that tainted pie! This day is unfortunately not that much fun. This day is thought to date back to the 18th century when people were dying by the dozens after eating poisoned berries. The first PSA! On September 29, people would hunt the poison berries to keep others from eating them. (Perhaps saving them for other people, an early soap opera! Love it!) 
In Scotland, legend has it that these toxic berries are the devils doing. This is perfect for a full moon night! The devil himself poisoned the berries with urine and saliva, those who ate these berries would immediate fall dead, or...gulp...worse!!
So cheers to not consuming peed on berries! Good thing my dogs diddles don't do this! I'd have a garden of poisoned vegetables...eww.
Didn't know it was a Draw Something topic, did you?!

Blackberry Crush 
I don't know about you, but I prefer my blackberries with a touch of poison ;)

4 blackberries
1tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Simple Syrup
1 1/4 oz Vodka
Mint sprig

In a glass, combine blackberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup
Lightly crush berries to release their juice.
Add ice and vodka; top with seltzer.
 Stir to combine.
Garnish with a mint sprig.

So good, you won't want to share this poison!

Here's to those who love us well,
Those who don't may go to H-----
 —Anon.  [1903, Hello Bill's Toasts]

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