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Entries Tagged as 'raspberries'

Freezer releases a taste of summer

February 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · local food, recipes

The other evening, I decided it was time to remind myself of summer. I pulled out of the freezer a bag of frozen local raspberries that I bought late last summer. I opened my new cookbook, How to Cook Everything, and set out to make a raspberry tart. I can’t say everything went entirely as […]

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Almost Peches cardinal are almost as good

July 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments · local food, recipes

Sometimes I think we American cooks get too caught up in what’s fashionable to prepare rather than focusing on what’s divine to eat. Consider peches cardinal. Sort of like Peach Melba without the ice cream, peches cardinal combines two divine fruits—ripe peaches and raspberries—prepared to underscore their savor and highlighted with a touch of vanilla […]

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Return of the raspberries a joy to behold

June 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments · local food

There. Yes, there at the Rolling Prairie pickup site were raspberries. Beautiful, succulent, just-picked local early-summer raspberries. Oh, how I missed them last year! A few got a bit squished between the pickup site (the Community Mercantile) and home. I was forced to eat half of them right away. The sacrifice! I sigh with pleasure […]

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Odd spring weather makes me berry sad in summer

July 27th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Food selection, local food

Warm, then cold, then wet spring weather destroyed most of the fruits here in eastern Kansas, as well as across Missouri, into Kentucky and parts beyond. Now, we have no raspberries, and I miss them. I’m already missing the apples I should be getting in the fall.

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