Huckleberry bush, with male field bunting. Huckleberries seem awfully close to blueberries although it's like eating an almost blueberry. Use seems to have faded since the war, robbing us of both recipes and idioms.
" I'm a huckleberry over your persimmon ".... meant ' I'm a cut above you. Era snark. " I'm your huckleberry ", ( who doesn't love the quote from Tombstone ? ), " I'm your hero, here, folks '.
We never hear of huckleberries- and tough to look up since the term seems to have been usurped by various companies and identities in 2018. Twain must have been partial to a good huckleberry pie- you can't tell me Finn's nickname was random. Have a feeling this thread will help troll ( as in fishing behind a slowly moving boat ) for information.
This seems the same recipe for blueberry buckle, no? So huckleberry buckle- sounds like a Southern rock band, doesn't it? 1865
Seem to have been a kind of staple in areas- 1864, directions for drying them. Wonder how successfully? Have to say, not a fan of dried blueberries, hope these were better.
New England, 1861
And for some reason? Food in common language, as a means of communicating ( there's a thread... )
HOPE to hear more from the world of the huckleberry ( please )?