Olallieberry jam

Some people never guess how much I love country music. Those red cowboy boots in the corner or the stack of Dolly Parton CDs by the stereo never seem to give it away. Country music stations are my absolute favorite. When you haven’t passed another car for miles and desperately start fiddling with the radio, when Lyle Lovett comes on, it’s like having a new friend in the passenger seat—at least for the next 30 miles. Olallieberries, too. Olallieberries grow in the parts of California only country stations go. Once wild , but now cultivated, an olallieberry is a little bit longer than the average blackberry, with that much more flavor. It’s my absolute favorite. Well, second to Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

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