If you keep up with CCtoMB, you know I have also been working on another project over at Push Play Eat. I was excited and nervous when we announced our first Twitter party in conjunction with The Center for Pecan Innovation. We used #NutWar in a competition to create a Pecan Recipe. Mine was Pecan Huckleberry Bars and I went up against a Lemon Raspberry Tart and Upside Down Pineapple Pecan Pie. All of which looked absolutely amazing! If you have a recipe you would like to enter into #NutWar for a chance to win some awesome prizes, head over to Official #NutWar details. But you better hurry, contest ends July 31st!
The twitter chat: It was so much fun and everything went by so fast. We can’t wait to do it again, so stay posted and keep an eye out for the #PushPlayEat hashtag for our parties!
About my Recipe for Pecan Huckleberry Bars: I like to go up to Washington for vacation each year or at least as much as I can manage. Our favorite treat while up there or when passing through Montana or Idaho is Huckleberry Milkshakes. My Dad passed about 10 years ago now but he loved to call me when visiting up there and say “Hey guess what I am doing? Drinking a Huckleberry Shake!” And I would growl and chew him out. He relished in the fact that I could not just run to the store down here in Arizona and grab some Huckleberries. These kinds of exchanges would go back and forth depending on who was up in Washington and who was stuck down in Arizona for the summer.
People often ask “What does a Huckleberry taste like?” It is hard to explain but I think if you mixed a blueberry and a raspberry you would get a similar flavor. I get by making a blueberry milkshake as a substitute when I cannot obtain huckleberries. They are hard to get because they mainly grow wild in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Idaho and Montana. They are also hand picked and a treat for wildlife and humans alike.