Box Contents & Newsletter : June 06 – 11, 2017
lettuce, broccolini, grapefruit, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, blackberries
Blackberries Are Not Berries
That’s right, blackberries are not really berries! Despite its name, botanically speaking, the blackberry is not a true berry because it is an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets.
- Eat your berries as soon as possible, but you can also refrigerate them, lightly covered and preferably in a single layer, for 1 to 2 days.
- Avoid washing blackberries at all if possible as they are very delicate so make sure to buy organic.
How to Cook Blackberries
- Blackberries are delicious eaten out of hand, at room temperature.
- They can also be used in pies, crumbles, ice creams, jams and summer pudding.
- They pair very nicely with apples. The natural acidity of blackberries pairs well with gamey meats.
- Purée and sieve blackberries to make an ice cream topping, make sherbets or with cheesecake.
How Do You Clean Fresh Blackberries?
For blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and blueberries, do not rinse under running water because the pressure can crush them. Instead, place the berries in a colander and dip them in a bowl of cold water. Gently swish the colander in the water, then allow the berries to drain.