Monday, August 3, 2009

Picking Wild Raspberries

The wild blackberries I usually pick within a two-week window during the summer are late this year because of the weather. Luckily, though, I happened upon a thicket of wild raspberry plants which are producing dozens of berries daily.

Click on the photo to the right to see more detail of the raspberries. The yellow conical buds remained after I picked the berries, explaining the hollow form of raspberries. I never knew this unt
il this weekend!

The raspberries were beautiful, but they were a little tart. For dessert two nights ago, we sprinkled a
little brown sugar on the berries, mixed and let them sit as we ate dinner. Dessert was an interesting combination of tart and sweet.

Last night’s dessert was even more delicious. We ate individual raspberry crisps—literally—less than an hour after I had picked the raspberries.

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