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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A berry big problem

My name is Stepfanie, and I'm a berry-holic. I've been eating berries all summer (not always local or organic ones, I must add). It started simple enough: A pint of blueberries to go with my morning yogurt. Soon I was snacking on them every day, a pint every couple of days. Blueberries became a gateway berry; I've added raspberries and now blackberries to the mix.
On yogurt, as a snack, in baked goods. I've even made banana-zucchini-blueberry bread. I've made my Gramma Willie's blueberry buckle, and I've frozen them for something different.
I've mostly stayed away from the biggest berry of all, strawberries, though I've dabbled a bit.
I just can't resist the antioxidants, the fiber, the vitamin C! I'm addicted, and I don't want to stop.
(As I write this, two fingers on each hand are slightly magenta.)
I'm sure I'm not alone in my addiction: Summer produce is just too irresistible! What summer fruit or vegetable is your addiction?


at 3:12 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Mangoes. I had never eaten a mango until my early 20's, but I've quickly made up for all the years that we were apart. Homemade mango ice cream, mango tarte tatin, chopped up mango with a little bit of lime juice on top, mango salsa, mango preserves with cheese...you get the idea. They were a dollar a piece last week at Biggs and I stocked up.

at 3:38 PM Blogger Stepf said...

Are you a sushi fan? If you are, you MUST try the mango spicy tuna roll at Kyoto. (http://www.kyotosushibar.com/)
I'm not usually one for crazy sushi rolls, but this is the perfect combination! My friend Bri turned me on to this delectable roll. Yum!

at 3:47 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Thanks for the tip! I've never been to Kyoto, but now I'm going to have to check it out.

at 8:16 AM Blogger ShannanB said...

Black Cherries. A girl I work with brought some in one day and now I can't stop. On the weekends I find myself on auto-pilot heading down to Findlay Market to pick up a few pints.

at 4:51 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?

Nectarines and black cherries. Shannan and I might have the same dealer...

at 3:09 PM Blogger michele said...

Rainier cherries by the pound, like eating candy. Followed by the black cherries. I eat freeze-dried blueberries (www.justtomatoes.com) on my breakfast yogurt (nuts too) all year long. Oh, the flossing.

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