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Friday, August 22, 2014
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Friday, July 18, 2014
With many raspberry bushes pumping out tons of berries, every summer I try to find new, delicious ways to use the rasppies. Summertime brings raspberry ices, buttermilk cake, smoothies, etc.
I used to buy raspberry vinegar for salad dressing, but couldn't find it here (Portland). Last year, I decided to make my own. Easy. Delicious. Fresh. Genius! Simply fill a jar about half way with fresh berries, fill the jar with white wine vinegar, place in a dark spot, and patiently wait two or three weeks. Voilà!
Once you pour off the vinegar, you are left with a mess of mushy, vinegar soaked berry bodies. I hated to throw them out. To me, the most logical application would be a raspberry vinaigrette. I threw the berries into the blender with olive oil, garlic, dill, and a little black pepper. Again, voilà!
The pink concoction is very tangy and, weirdly, has the taste of balsamic vinegar. I haven't tried it yet on a salad, but think that once diluted over a pile of lettuce will be wonderful. (I hope so. I have a lot of it!)
Monday, March 17, 2014
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Bill tells it like it is. If you're not familiar with these poverty and foreign aid facts, this two minute video is very educational. Spread it around. It's good for people to know.
(I originally saw this on Upworthy via Huff Post)
Monday, February 3, 2014
I know UPS is a for profit company that can spend all kinds of money on fancy this and that, but why can they tell me moment to moment where my package is, but the USPS can't even figure out delivery dates. If you can't make the service work well, maybe it's better not to offer it at all...