Oh dear. I have just eaten an entire punnet of raspberries by accident! After taking this photo, I decided to pop one into my mouth. It was, quite simply, so perfect and so fine, I just couldn't resist having another. And another. Just one more. And... oops!
Rapsberries really do not need an accompaniment, but if you must do so, then serve them with a light dusting of sugar or beside a meringue; or with a small dollop of home made vanilla ice cream (sublime!), or double cream, yoghurt or mascarpone. Prices seem to have come down recently, but with Christmas coming they are sure to go up again, so pop some into the market basket (or between your lips) this week. Tonight's berries were grown in the Corindi region of New South Wales and from the look and taste, they must have only just been picked, packed and shipped.
We are also enjoying the award winning Raspberry Vinegar from Montrose Berry Farm. Owners, Bruce and Fiona Robertson, had a marquee at Floriade. The vinegar is lovely as a salad dressing and marinade, but also makes a refreshing spritzer when mixed with mineral water and is delicious drizzled on ice cream.
Good Things in season and ripe for the market basket each month.