Tag: berries

Three Cheers For the Healthiest Berry Desserts

by in In Season, July 5, 2014

raspberry sherbet

Independence Day may be over, but the summer berry season is just hitting its stride. If your kitchen is bursting with all kinds of juicy gems, here’s a collection of red and blue berry desserts fit for any summer celebration.

Raspberries
Super-high in fiber (one cup provides more than 30 percent of the daily recommended value), these delicate berries can be found in various shades — including red white, black and purple – at farmers markets. Make homemade sherbet better than anything out of the freezer aisle or layer raspberries with other summer fruits in a cool and colorful terrine.

Raspberry-Buttermilk Sherbet (above, from Food Network Magazine)

Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine with Blueberry Sauce
summer fruit terrine

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The Smartest Ways to Buy and Store Summer Produce

by in In Season, June 26, 2014

apricots
How you pick and store summer fruits can mean the difference between mealy disappointment and juicy perfection.

Berries
Buying: Turn to these antioxidant-packed fruits for a burst of sweet-tart flavor and vitamin C. When shopping for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, look for plump and well-shaped pieces that are brightly colored and firm.

Storing: Berries can be stored at room temperature for about 1 to 2 days. After that, get more mileage by keeping them in the fridge. Wash just before using and dry gently with a paper towel. Want to freeze berries? Use these tips.

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Win Driscoll’s Berries!

by in Giveaway, July 11, 2012

raspberries
Nothing beats a bowl full of fresh strawberries in the summer! Sure, their sweet, sometimes tart flavor plucked from the pack and popped into your mouth is the perfect summer treat but they can be used in a variety of recipes and are oh-so-good for you!  Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, berries have disease-fighting power as well as other health benefits.

Try one of these creative recipes and add more berries to your diet:

Quinoa Pilaf with Driscoll’s® Raspberries
Raspberry and Blueberry Kale Salad with Driscoll’s® Berries
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Mixed Berries with Limoncello

We’re giving away $50 worth of Driscoll’s berries; just let us know, in the comments, your favorite way to eat summer berries.  The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away a $50 coupon good for Driscoll’s berries to one lucky, randomly-selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on July 3 and 5 p.m. EST on July 5, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $50.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, how do you eat strawberries, blueberries and raspberries? 

30 Days of Summer Berries

by in In Season, June 15, 2011
Summer Berries
Here are 30 of our favorite ways to enjoy berries. What are yours?

Whether you prefer strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries, don’t miss the prime season for these plump, juicy treasures. Here are 30 ways to enjoy these nutritious little delights — one for each day in June.

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Healthy Recipe Essentials: Fruit Crisp

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 10, 2011
Skillet Granola Apple Crisp
Learn the basic fruit crisp method, then use the recipe year-round!

If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try.

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5 Ingredients: Berry Trifle with Amaretto

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 28, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating summer berries — strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all at their juicy, delicious peak! This fresh, light trifle is a showstopper at parties and picnics, and our version has a reasonable amount of fat and calories.  It’s as simple as 5 ingredients — read on to see how it’s made.

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Video: Dana Talks Brain Food on GMA Health

by in Uncategorized, September 16, 2009

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If you get the ABC News Now channel, you may have caught Dana on “Good Morning America – Health” earlier this week. She talked with host Tanya Rivero about fresh foods that boost your brain. If you missed it, check out the list and watch the short segment here.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Easy End-of-Summer Favorites

by in Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2009

Katie's Summer Potato Salad
Summer is winding down, but where I live, fruit and veggie favorites are hitting peak freshness. I’ve got a stash of recipes that feature the harvest and help me keep the season alive. I thought I’d share a few of the simpler ones. Try them over this long holiday weekend and let me know what you think.

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