There is nothing quite like biting into a juicy sweet berry at its prime. Naturally perfect. It’s berry season and this compilation of recipes from the archives will inspire you to enjoy them in creative ways. From blackberry~thyme scones, to a chilled strawberry borscht and a dozen berry desserts, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy berries. Just click on the highlighted titles to be taken to the original post and the recipe. Enjoy!
On my very first trip abroad I traveled to Italy in the springtime. In Florence I tasted a simple but memorable dessert of wild strawberries tossed in balsamic vinegar with a bit of sugar. 30 years later I recalled that dessert when I came upon this recipe in the chocolate cookbook Chococo from the UK. The chocolate mousse combines the classic combination of balsamic and berries with dark chocolate. Use good quality balsamic and chocolate for the best taste. The mousse is layered over macerated berries then topped with fresh berries. It is a fresh take on traditional chocolate mousse and so pretty to serve for Valentine’s Day.