Wednesday, June 24

Berry Lucky

Oh we are! We have the best neighbors in Luxembourg who also happen to have incredible gardens. We've received a tub of freshly picked strawberries *and* from our neighbors on the other side, raspberries! The strawberries were unlike any I've ever tasted. They literally melted in your mouth. The 4 of us stood in the kitchen stuffing them into our mouths as fast as we could. See that little hand in the picture? It would NOT let go!

The other neighbors have a huge patch of raspberry bushes that happen to be having a phenomenal season. They've invited us to eat, pick whatever we can reach from our yard. And we've happily taken them up on their offer. Going out to the backyard and eating raspberries has turned into an official activity at our house. Today we were all out at the same time, grazing and picking. When asked, my neighbor said she freezes the raspberries and makes a "Tiramsu like dessert with them in the winter." Naturally, I had to ask for the recipe and she was delighted to share it. It's called Tiramisu with Red Berries (I'm guessing that's how she translated it from Luxembourgish) I'm so excited to try it. I'll share the recipe when I do. This is beginning to remind me of my strawberry obsession from last year.

The red currents are ripening. She also shared some of those as well! They are tart and very seedy. Can understand why I mostly see them used as a garnish.

6 comments:

Jessica said...

I'd like to borrow your neighbors!!! Those berries look delish!

C.T. KNUDSEN said...

Whats the recipie for the Tiramisu with Red Berries? If you would not mind shareing.

ksjjpalmer said...

Yum! We've got the strawberries going in our yard too. I think Julia picks them a bit ripe but she is eating them! We also have snow peas- the only way my kids will eat them is directly off the vine. Therefore I say buon apetit!

Tapsalteerie said...

When I was in Belgium my host mom would make a mix of blueberries and red currants (and I think she'd add other berries too if she had them) and then add just enough sugar to make them a bit sweet and then serve it over ice cream. It was delicious. We rarely find red currants here but when we do that's how I like them :)

katy said...

C.T. - I will definitely share the Tiramisu recipe . . . I just need to test it out first and convert the measurements from grams to cups. Stay tuned!!

Tapsalteerie - YUM! I bet the tartness of the currents was perfect with icecream.

Emily said...

yummy!! Remember when we used to pick blackberries and blueberries in Skyko? Nothing like fresh berries. How fun for the girls (and you of course).

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