Thursday, August 23, 2012
In Season: Raspberries
I almost let Raspberry season pass me by without so much as a mention! That would have been no good.
If you can believe it, I used to not like Raspberries very much. They always seemed kind of mushy, and just a little sour, to me. But that's store-bought Raspberries. If you get some fresh from the Farmer's Market or, even better, straight from a thorny berry bush, you are in for a treat! They have a deep ruby color and a brighter flavor, if that makes sense. Each little berry is like a capsule of juicy flavor that just explodes in your mouth!
On the east coast (Beast Coast!), Raspberries are generally in season through September. But if you're going for fresh, wild berries, be sure to get picking soon before the birds gobble them all up without you!
Need some suggestions for a great Raspberry dessert? Give these a try: