Explorers, trappers and hunters who have found themselves lost in the far north have long held the arctic raspberry to be the tastiest of all naturally occurring survival foods. These little berries can be darker than their commercially grown counterparts and possess a stronger flavor with overtones of blueberry and elderberry. Peak growing season for the berry is July and August – the only months any plants will grow in the arctic regions. If you are unlucky enough to find yourself stranded in the remote north during those months just search out the tall, slender twigged bushes and start picking. Or, if you simply find yourself lost for ideas on a Sunday afternoon at home, brew a cup of this naturally sweet tea and imagine yourself commandeering a dog team through the barren wilds of Alaska. Mush! Mush!
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