Monday, August 11, 2008

Berries, Berries, Berries

This season there has been an abundance of berries. I just came 
back from my godmother's beach house and she had blueberry 
and blackberry patches growing in her garden. So plump and 
luscious, she simply made them into jam.

Our kitchen here in Saffron 59 has been making warm berry cobbler with lemon zests, crisp toppings, and if you want to be a little fancy, add simple syrup with slivers of kaffir lime leaves, fresh lemongrass slices, assorted crushed colorful pepper corns, fragrant star anise and a cinnamon stick while the syrup is hot.

With flavors ranging from mildly sweet to tart and tangy, fresh berries are simply delicious 
on their own.