There is a miraculous richness in nature now. My favorite little berries are ripe – raspberries. Lucky me I am home in Germany to pick them fresh for my daily dose of delicious and powerful antioxdants, Vitamins C, A, E, B, and K. Did you know they also provide potassium, manganese, copper, iron and help to control blood pressure?
These little wonder fruits are best when they have not even seen a fridge. A luxury only possible if the fruits don’t have to travel anywhere!
We indulge in fresh, sun ripened raspberries now – apart from eating them just as they are, on muesli, with milk rice, or with créme brûlée.
I am a huge fan of home made raspberry sorbet. It is basically nothing else than pureed raspberries with a little bit of organic lemon juice and zest and either agave syrup or acacia honey, frozen in a sorbetière – incredibly good.
I recently hosted a private ladies afternoon tea on a hot summer day in the garden for my girlfriends and served refreshing raspberry sorbet in lime shells on crushed ice and rose raspberry punch. No question it was a hit!
Enjoy the summer and stay refreshed and healthy.