Thursday, July 02, 2009

Summer favorites.

Cups with crushed ice in preparation for Mojitos.
Smashed mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup, ready to be added to the soda water and white rum for yuuuummmmy Mojitos.

A 10lb flat of raspberries from Kraus Berry Farms. On Saturday we visited a bunch of places including Kraus, and Neufeld farms. I highly recommend both!
I froze all but 2 small containers of the raspberries, so we'll have them for the fall and winter! I think Raspberries are my favorite berry. Unfortunately, they were out of strawberries, but we'll go back once blueberry season starts and get a flat of those to freeze as well. We also found this beautiful, delicious spectacle at Kraus:
I just had to bring it home. It is possibly one of the best-tasting things I've ever had. I may just have to go back and buy another one. Or two. Or...well, maybe I shouldn't go back.


Victoria said...

raspberries are my absolute favourite berry, with blackberries coming in a close second.
I forgot that that's what mojito's were.

biss said...

I worked at Krause for four years in the bakery, making those pies, as well as double crust pies, shortcakes, jams, syrups, pizzas, etc. Did you know that?

I can't tell you how much I miss the fresh berries. Here they are all tiny and from California. Blech.

biss said...

I would also like to add that that pie is too small. The berries should be at least 5 inches high on top of the custard. In a month or so, you'll be able to get a four-berry pie if you'd like, but I'd demand higher.

RW said...

I saw the pie and thought of Biss.

Berries are so great to freeze - you pull out a tiny bit of summer on a dreary west coast winter day.

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