Tag: raspberries

Fresh Raspberry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Tart

It is time once again for my annual raspberry post. You see, early June is my time to contemplate all things raspberry. Why now? What’s stopping me from meditating on the delights of baked and fresh raspberry dishes in, say, April when spring starts, or July when everyone is making juicy fruit crisps? The answer is simple really: raspberries are actually in season now. Not in April or July. Now. Sure you can buy raspberries all year long; and if you’re a commercial grower I’m sure you can extend the season from early spring to late summer or even fall. But if you are a home gardener, this is your raspberry moment.

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Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

| July 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Fruit Crisp: The ideal, no-stress dessert. Instant home-baked goodness that looks like you spent way more time on it than you actually did.

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Stuffed Challah French Toast with Raspberries

Stuffed Challah French Toast with Raspberries

| November 15, 2008 | 1 Comment

But a recipe doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming to be delicious and look great. Case in point: Challah French toast stuffed with cream cheese and jam and topped with berries. Regular French toast is a universal favorite, but with just a little extra effort, you can make it exceptional. Even better, this breakfast couldn’t be easier to make and you can even prepare most of the dish the night before.

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Summer Berry Pudding

Summer Berry Pudding

| June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Summer is a tricky thing in San Francisco. A morning in July here often feels like a morning in February, much to the consternation of shivering tourist. We grab what sun we can two days here, three days there, until the fog rolls in and we’re grabbing our sweaters and pashminas instead, shrugging our pasty […]

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Growing Your Own Raspberry Patch

Growing Your Own Raspberry Patch

My gardening skills are mediocre, at best. Sometimes my plantings are successful, but more often than not, I get aphids or white flies, the cats pee on the lettuce, or I neglect to water something and rediscover its dried twig skeleton after it’s too late to revive. Between taking care of my kids, walking the […]

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Sangria Blanca

Sangria Blanca

| June 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Summer is a great time for cold fizzy refreshments. And drinks made with champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine always seem the most elegant. Sangria Blanca — a Spanish sparkling wine drink infused with fruit — is just this type of libation (I love that word). And, with berries and mint, it’s really the perfect tonic […]

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Raspberry Almond Shortcake

Raspberry Almond Shortcake

I’ve never understood how a fruit as delightful and sweet as a raspberry could have inspired the term “blowing a raspberry.” How could such a sweet and luscious plump red berry get such bad rap? Out of curiosity, I looked up the term. From what I can tell, it all started sometime in the late […]

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