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Sometimes, they work

Posted 8/15/2016 7:39pm by Susan.

For me, one of the best things about the CSA is that I get to find different ways to eat the items, because I am not one to do the same thing every week with the items that come in the box more than once.  Okay, well, let's not talk about the beets, I love them roasted and could eat them that way every day and never get tired of it and the one time I experimented with them I ended up with a slaw that looked like it belonged in a bubblegum movie (whatever that is, it's the best I could come up with to describe the most pink thing ever).

Anyway........so, I experiment.  Usually things turn out well, and sometimes they are good enough to make again.   This last week was a good one.  But first, I have to confess that I am not a fan of blackberries just as they are.  I know, I'm crazy, these are really good blackberries, and 3 of them are a meal.  BUT, I just can't get past the seeds and the slight sourness.   Not one to waste, however, I thought I would try to mash them and make a fruit syrup, which I LOVE.   SO looking forward to it, I mashed, sugared, strained, cooked down.........and then got a phone call and forgot all about it.   Don't worry, all was not lost, I scraped it out, spread it on a plate and enjoyed the best fruit leather EVER!!!!   It wasn't pretty, but I wished there was another 6 plates of it!   So, I will keep experimenting, because SOMETIMES, it really works.