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Berry Bonanza

By Molly Siegler, May 27, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

We tend to think of berries as a sweet beginning to mornings or a treat for the end of the day, but don’t limit yourself. When berry season is in full swing, tuck the fragrant fruit into baked goods, mash them with hot peppers for an invigorating sauce, blend them into soups and pair them with savory cheeses for an unexpected appetizer. Don’t forget to freeze a handful or two of whole berries from every batch (if you have any left!) for the ultimate smoothie addition.

Here are some of our favorite ways with summer berries.

Summer Berry Salad with Mint Sugar Simple Blueberry Skillet Sauce

 Strawberry Salsa Honeyed Blackberry Syrup

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta Strawberry Melon Gazpacho

Berry ShortcakesEasiest Berry Crisp

 Raspberry Nice Cream  Blueberry Spelt Muffins

How do you celebrate berry season? Keep us inspired and share your favorite preparations in the comments section.

Category: Produce, Food & Recipes




marmaladesky says ...
Our fridge is stuffed full of berries during the summer, to use in recipes or just to snack on. My faves: using them as a layer in a PB&J sandwich, in pancakes, in smoothies and on top of soy ice cream. :)
05/29/2013 4:48:36 AM CDT
Carol says ...
So concerned with the goji berries that I eat daily - after reading so much bad news about the pesticides etc. how assured are you about the "organic" label on the ones you sell. Many thanks,
05/29/2013 6:04:44 PM CDT
Elsa Solender says ...
Try a fresh blueberry omelet -- it's delicious.
05/29/2013 7:59:38 PM CDT
M. Taylor says ...
Where are the 10 blueberry recipes you speak of???
05/29/2013 9:43:54 PM CDT
nathaniel butler says ...
i need to know if your store carries goji berries
05/30/2013 4:33:44 PM CDT
Dominique says ...
Sugar-Free and Low-sugar jams are also a VERY economic and healthy way to get your fruit fix! :)
05/30/2013 8:54:19 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@M. TAYLOR - Each photo above will link to the 10 various recipes, just click the photo to get there!
06/03/2013 10:23:14 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NATHANIEL - Our products vary between store locations. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
06/03/2013 10:24:06 AM CDT
Nessa says ...
Do you have miracle berries?
06/06/2013 12:08:43 AM CDT
Beth says ...
Do you have the pancake breakfast parties?
06/09/2013 2:45:26 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NESSA - Our products differ between stores so check with your local store to see what berries they have in stock!
06/10/2013 2:07:16 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BETH - Is this a recipe you were looking to find? Or an event in the store?
06/11/2013 11:09:40 AM CDT
Ms.Patricia L. Felton says ...
Do you carry these berries: Acai, Aronia, Bilberry, Black Currant, Elderberry, and actual Blue corn. If will you carry them. Thank you
06/12/2013 8:34:22 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MS. PATRICIA - Our products vary between store locations. Check with your local store to see if they carry the items you were looking for!
06/13/2013 12:21:04 PM CDT