20 July 2012

Top Five Friday: Berry Delicious

Since you're all obviously stuffed with berries, I'll just tell Frau Schimdt to cancel your dinner!
 ~ Captain Von Trapp, The Sound of Music

  uly is National Blueberry Month (who knew?) and yesterday was Raspberry Cake Day.  So in honor of both, here are my top five favorite recipes using blueberries or raspberries. . . or both!

Lemons and raspberries – the perfect couple!  These are great to make for brunch and serve with a pitcher of fresh made lemonade or a cup of lemon-ginger tea.

These remind me of linzer cookies ~ only easier to make.  Perfect for a tea party!   

Too much soy is not a good thing, especially for women who haven’t reached menopause yet.  Phyto estrogens are still estrogens!  I substitute coconut milk for the soy milk, and cultured coconut milk for the yogurt, since I don’t eat dairy.

You can use fresh-picked blueberries too; just stick them in the freezer overnight before putting them in the tea.

Nothing beats my grandma’s crazy crust cobbler recipe, but this one is pretty good.  If you’re super comfortable in the kitchen, you can make the shortcake from scratch.

Time to go berry picking!

Oremus pro invicem,
~ Mikaela

When was the last time you went berry picking?  What are you favorite berry-filled desserts?
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