The farmers market is bursting at the seams with berries. Last weekend I was obsessing over every single berry basket, thinking, what can I do with these blueberries and these cherries and these lingonberries.
And then I had to stop myself because I had a pound of cherries, a giant watermelon, nectarines and plums all at home. And there’s only SO much fruit one can eat. Now I understand why people can, make jam and preserves for the winter.
But because the abundance is finally here, I’ve gotten over eating all the berries in their natural state. “Who wants to ruin a berry so perfect?” I said, a few weeks ago. Now I am ready to wrap them up in pie crust, layer them in cakes, add them to salads, smoothies and anywhere else.