Wild Twist of Taste

IMG_3986Thanks to some birds years ago, our garden has a patch of wild raspberries. We also let mint grow wild among the other plants.

IMG_3990Being able to just go into the yard and forage for fresh produce is an inexpensive luxury at this time of year. Mint and blackberries might not seem like a logical pairing but the freshness of the mint coupled with the heady tartness of the berries is a winning combination. IMG_3994  We binge on french vanilla ice cream and berries during these short weeks as long as the berries last.  Tonight I sprinkled the ice cream with small nips of mint.  I think my guy thought it strange to find green leaf flecks in his frozen dessert but there weren’t any complaints.

IMG_3999 The berry season will soon be past but we can enjoy this flavour pairing during the rest of the year. A drizzle of Hungarian Piroska fruit syrup and some store bought mint will bring the summer sun at any time of year.SAM_1970