Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Berry good news
O.K., it's a blog I'm entitled to the occasional pun. Interesting article from U.S. News and World Report about research into the cancer-fighting potential of berries. And hey, it's a good time of year for berries. I will ever share my kitchen secret, I "macerate" strawberries and blueberries with a bit of balsamic vinegar and sugar. It makes them extra yummy with yogurt or anything else. It's my 4th of July dessert tradition.

By the way, I just do it by eye, but here is the original recipe from Martha I use frozen yogurt and granola instead of biscuits and creme fraiche.

  • 12 ounces assorted berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • One 8-ounce container creme fraiche
  • Amaretti biscuits


  1. Combine berries in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and vinegar. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until berries soften and start to release juices, about 30 minutes.
  2. Layer berries with creme fraiche in parfait glasses. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with crumbled amaretti biscuits.

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  1. Okay, bad pun,, but the recipe sounds delish! Thanks!

  2. They are the best, it literally is the easiest recipe ever, and it is so good.
    I use a balsamic glaze instead of the straight up vinegar, it speeds things up a bit.

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