– The Marionberry, a cross between Chehalem and Olallie blackberries, was bred at Oregon State University and is named for Marion County in the Willamette Valley, where most of the field trials took place. Marionberries are known for having sweeter, juicier and earthier flavors than the common blackberry.
– More fennel tips: To soften the flavor of the bulb, try braising, sautéing, roasting, or grilling it. Fennel stalks can take the place of celery in soups and stews and can be used as a “bed” for roasted chicken and meats. Use fennel fronds as a garnish, or chop them and use as you would other herbs, like dill or parsley.