Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Sweet, Juicy, Low-Cal Fruit

In a recent post on Margaret Wise Brown I posed the question 
Does anyone remember what was the rest of this first sentence 
In the great green room from the book Goodnight Moon ?
Do not want you to lose any sleep over this so here's the answer...
there was a telephone
and a red balloon
second page reads...
and a picture of
the cow jumping over the moon
and the three little bears sitting on chairs. 
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I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. 
His mother put him to bed and made some chamomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! "One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time."
But Flopsey, Mopsey, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.
This ending from the book Tale of Peter Rabbit  by Beatrix Potter

Too bad Peter was naughty and didn't feel well and had to miss having yummy blackberries for supper. 
But we don't have to miss out (that's assuming we have been good and did not get into mischief :). The stores had plenty to choose from and even running a sale.  So with a couple of pints I decided to try out a few ideas. 


The bowl of blackberries above was sprinkled with 1-1/2 TB. Grand Marnier. I covered it with plastic wrap then refrigerated the berries for 2 hours. Great for a simple dessert or with your morning cup of tea.

On May 21  I posted a recipe for Blackberry/Mustard sauce used for London Broil. I updated the recipe and reposted it for May 21. In the recipe I decreased the amount of mustard to 1 tsp. and added 2 TB. of fresh juice from an orange and used 2 TB. brandy. With the sauce makeover I decided to try it as a dessert item. After the sauce cooled in the refrigerator for an hour to set, I served it over ice cream.
It paired very well with ice cream. 
 Recently had this Chicken Blackberry Salad at a friend's house for lunch. I took this photo before I devoured it. The salad was quite delicious and seemed easy to prepare. 
Ingredients:

  • cubed chicken (time saver use rotisserie chicken from the deli) another option is to grill chicken pieces and place on top of mixed greens
  • red grapes
  • blackberries
  • mixed greens
  • raspberries
  • chopped pecans
  • option: red onion slices
  • prepared dressing:poppyseed, raspberry or blueberry vinaigrette

1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome recipe. I need to bring a salad for a SCBWI meeting in June and your dish totally fits the bill!

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