Any berry lovers here?

  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 13, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries... so versatile, loads of fiber, and always available! I always make sure I have fresh or frozen berries available to make a smoothie with every morning. That's where all my morning energy comes from icon_lol.gif

  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 13, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    Also, post berry-related recipes, whatever they may be!
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    Mar 13, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    I eat a big bowl fresh, organic raspberries and/or strawberries with yogurt almost every day. It's basically a $10/day habit.
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    Mar 14, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    Açaí! My favorite berry!

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    Here in Brazil (especially in the south/southwest region) we consume the açaí pulp in the same way we consume an ice cream or a juice. No one here uses it for weight loss, quite the opposite: an açaí pulp with guaraná, mixed with bananas or strawberries + limitless portions of granola on top has aprox. 550Kcal. In shoreland cities juice shops that sell açaí pulp work hand in glove with gyms and many people see it as "gym rat food"
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    Mar 14, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    bachian saidAçaí! My favorite berry!

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    Here in Brazil (especially in the south/southwest region) we consume the açaí pulp in the same way we consume an ice cream or a juice. No one here uses it for weight loss, quite the opposite: an açaí pulp with guaraná, mixed with bananas or strawberries + limitless portions of granola on top has aprox. 550Kcal. In shoreland cities juice shops that sell açaí pulp work hand in glove with gyms and many people see it as "gym rat food"
    where can i get them at? i have not found a supermarket here in DC that has them. i usually just by a bag frozen mix berries.
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    Mar 14, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    I love berries. They're a little acidic for my stomach. I usually have them in smoothies. I haven't done that for a while. I need to start that again.
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    Mar 14, 2013 12:47 AM GMT
    I love Blackberries:

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    Mar 14, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said where can i get them at? i have not found a supermarket here in DC that has them. i usually just by a bag frozen mix berries.


    Well, you need a taste reference first. icon_smile.gif If you ever go to Rio, where there's a juice shop in every corner, ask for a "tigela de açaí com granola" (it looks like an ice cream pot with flakes and is just as sweet). It's the n.1 thing I miss the most about my country when I'm abroad... icon_cry.gif
  • LexLuthor

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:00 AM GMT


    Berry?
  • Beeftastic

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    Love them, always have some fresh on hand, and some trader joes frozen ones too!
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    Mar 14, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    I love them - and I'm glad they're plentiful here in California. I'm a huge fan of blueberries in a lot of things, from spinach salads to oatmeal. All the berries add a lot to protein shakes and a ton of other uses.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    @LexLuthor: Haha, I remember that show! Shame it's not on anymore.

    Has anyone here ever had what are called "thimbleberries"? They resemble a wild-growing variety of raspberry that grows almost exclusively around the Great Lakes and in some areas in the western US. They're not cultivated since they're one of the softest berries and will rot / smash after very little handling, but they are AMAZING. I grazed on them all of June while mapping up near Duluth for my geology degree - they taste exactly like a Sweet Tart candy!
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    Mar 14, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    How's about this?

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  • LJay

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    Am a great fan of berries with ricotta. I can't decide whether it is lunch or dessert, so I have it for both.

    Berries and wine custard is also a knockout summer dessert.
  • spacemagic

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    I love berries, especially blackberries and raspberries. My birthday treat from mom is homemade blackberry cobbler. I also like making raspberry ice cream in the summer.
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    Mar 14, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    Blueberries are my favorite. - Only one I don't care too much for are blackberries.

    (I know, I know -- That's Racist... sorry... I do like seedless blackberry jam FWIW)
  • Montague

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    Mar 14, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    Only on top of my yogurts and puddings.

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    Mar 14, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    Wild frozen blueberries, scoop of chocolate protein powder, and milk makes the best post-workout meal. I never get tired of it. It's like ice cream.
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    Mar 14, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    intensity69 saidHow's about this?

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    Saw him last year in concert. He can still do the duck walk at 80something. Cool show.
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Geez, you should all have your gay cards revoked:

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    Mar 14, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    Mmm, cooked berries! My favorite berry recipe is the Jumbleberry Grunt, a sort of proto-cobbler that mixes blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

    The recipe, by Nigella Lawson, is incredibly easy (see the commentary in the full article). I've made it half a dozen times, and it comes out just like the picture below. IMO the recipe is just as good if you cut the sugar in half.

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    Mar 14, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran said
    Has anyone here ever had what are called "thimbleberries"? They resemble a wild-growing variety of raspberry that grows almost exclusively around the Great Lakes and in some areas in the western US. They're not cultivated since they're one of the softest berries and will rot / smash after very little handling, but they are AMAZING. I grazed on them all of June while mapping up near Duluth for my geology degree - they taste exactly like a Sweet Tart candy!

    Yes! I've had thimbleberries while hiking near Squamish, BC. I agree they are delicious but are too fragile to ship well. Hmm, but according to the Wikipedia page at least one nursery sells cultivars for the garden.
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    Mar 14, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
    I love berries!! they are great for your skin and overall good for your health!
    only downside is that they can be expensive, since most berries range in price due to the seasons.
  • Karl

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    Mar 14, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
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