Raspberry picking day and picnic
Raspberry picking day and picnic
Raspberries, gooseberries, cranberries, blueberries and tiny sweet strawberries - free for the picking, a welcome summer treat, eagerly enjoyed by the early homesteaders in the Edson area. And if any should actually reach the table ? Or be preserved ? Try one of these recipes taken from a coverless, well-read Fanny Farmer cookbook of the same era, circa 1940's.... How to Prepare Raspberries for Serving Pick over selected berries, place in colander, pour over cold water, and drain thoroughly. Press powdered sugar into cordial glasses. Remove from glasses on centres of fruit plates. Arrange twelve berries around each mound of sugar (mmm, with a little cointreau drizzled over ?) Raspberry Jam
Pick over raspberries. Mash a few in the bottom of a preserving kettle, using a wooden potato masher, and so continue until the fruit is used. Heat slowly to boiling-point, and add gradually an equal amount of heated sugar. Cook slowly forty-five minutes. Put in a stone jar or tumblers. (what could be simpler ?)