The good people at Driscoll’s kindly sent me some vouchers for free berries (the best kind of voucher). The idea, I surmise, was to get me to remind you that biting into a raspberry is like tasting the essence of summer. And also that raspberries are super healthy. I had so many plans to use my raspberries, but I ate them too quickly for those plans to materialize. Here’s how I enjoyed my raspberries:

Because I failed to get creative with my raspberry bounty, I thought I’d turn to some of the brilliant bloggers from Fortify: A Food Community to inspire you to cook and bake with raspberries.

First up: This gorgeous savory recipe for Raspberry Risotto with Herbs de Provence and Chevre from Shari at MyFancyPantry.com. Shari always posts the most drool-worthy exotic recipes and I aspire to reach even a portion of the depth and breadth of her talent someday.

Second: A sexy (and would you believe healthy?!?) recipe for Raw Double Raspberry Lemon Dream Cake from Amy at Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Trust me, I *will* be dreaming about the beautiful swirls and colors in this cake.

Next: This dazzlingly decadent Chocolate Raspberry Tart from Amy at Amy on the Prairie. If I had a piece of this right now, I’d lick the plate clean. I wholeheartedly believe that raspberries and chocolate go together even better than raspberries and my breakfast cereal.

Finally: An ode to sweet summer raspberries from the venerable Kate in the Kitchen. She says it better than I ever could.

Summer. Plump, juicy raspberries. Happiness. Sigh.


One thought on “Raspberries

  1. Thank you for the very kind words! Simple is often best when it comes to something as fresh and tasty as raspberries! I wish I would have thought to toss some in my cereal…

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