This combination of ripe fruits and vegetables is the work of mother nature. The only instruction needed here is to head to the market before the first frost!
The trick is to grow up - not old! These strawberries, having survived relentless heat all week, are as sweet as can be. To make popsicles simply hull berries and puree the fruit. Add a touch of sweetness in the form of simple syrup if you think necessary - although we promise that it is not. Freeze puree in a popsicles molds. When frozen solid - remove from freezer, find a sunny rock and let the juices run from hand to elbow. Happy summer.
End of Summer has us feeling a little black and blue!
- 1 pint blackberries
- 1 pint blueberries
- large handful purple shiso (opal basil makes a good substitute)
- 2 tablespoons umeboshi plum vinegar
- 3 - 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Combine berries and shiso in a serving bowl. Douse with vinegar and olive oil and season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Serve at once.