A wild shrub of the rose family, the ripe fruit of the prickly scrambling blackberry vine tastes like summertime. While the thorns of a blackberry bramble must be negotiated with caution, there is great pleasure in picking your own juicy, almost citrus tasting, sun-kissed berries in July. The antioxidant and antibacterial health benefits of this briar patch delicacy led generals of the American Civil War to call temporary truces to allow Confederate and Union soldiers to forage for them. In Beatrix Potter's Tale of Peter Rabbit, it is Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail "who were good little bunnies" that feast on bowls of fresh blackberries, while their naughty sibling, Peter, catches cold and is fed a dinner of nothing more than chamomile tea. One of the most wonderful ways to preserve and intensify the flavor of one of nature's most perishable fruits is to make a limited ingredient sorbet. Refreshing with the perfect sweet tart balance and twice as many blackberries as most sorbet recipes, Emily's blackberry sorbet elegantly preserves the fruit in icy dessert form.