Raspberries


My mom brought me up a big bowl of hand picked raspberries from home last week. I made a birthday pie with peaches and the raspberries which was, in fact, the biggest crust disaster in years. I underestimated how brutally hot it was in the kitchen at Elmwood (so hot), meaning my very well chilled butter for the crust went from very well chilled to darn near melted as I was cutting it in. I need to get one of those new fangled processor things people keep talking about.

The pie was mediocre at best, meaning my mom and I ate the whole thing that same day. She was just humoring me. She's good like that.

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful raspberries! Even a mediocre raspberry and peach pie sounds divine.

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  2. Yeah - when fresh raspberries and peaches are involved, who CARES about a good crust, a bad crust, or whether there even IS a crust?

    I think it's cool you hang out with your mom. I also enjoy hanging out with my mom, helpful suggestions on the proper way to live notwithstanding - heh!

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  3. Your mom sounds like the best.

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  4. Oh, those raspberries look delish! And I agree with the other comments. Raspberries and peaches are so good together, the crust hardly matters :)

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  5. I agree with Toni. The best pie I've ever eaten was a raspberry peach with a sugary crumbled topping. yum.

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  6. The great pleasure of summer fruits...

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  7. pie crust is hard! those berries look delicious! georgia is past raspberry season here, and fully in blackberry/blueberry season! yum and slurp.

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  8. I <3 my food processor! It has made making pie crusts (and many other things) a snap. I highly recommend getting one for baking purposes.

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  9. Well the raspberries look delicious anyway...

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  10. Happy belated birthday! MY birthday is the 6th, too. such a fantastic day to be born, isn't it? :)

    xx fallon

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  11. Saints ALIVE I love your blog... It is a rare, refreshing treat in a sea of annoying-ness. Happy belated birthday. And yes, those raspberries looked scrumptious.

    patricia

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  13. Beautiful picture! Sunlight and raspberries - the embodiment of happiness. :)

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  14. aw, your mom is awesome. and those raspberries look yummmyyy!
    happy birthday by the way (:

    a life of stuff

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  15. What is better than fresh sun ripened raspberries from the garden, honestly...I love it. Bummer bout the crust but I'm sure if you ate it, it must've been great!

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  16. i love this photo and happy late birthday!!

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  17. Why is that a lovely berry bowl i spy? Lucky bowl, whatever it is, to be filled in this manner. Hope you're having a great time !

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  18. Your Mom sounds like a gem....and any pie that gets eaten up the first day has something good going for it.

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  19. the raspberries look so red and fresh, as for the disaster you call your recipe, its ok as you cannot predict weather or nature and kitchen are hot - so chill - at least it was edible, in some cases the end result cannot be touched so you were lucky

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  20. So lovely! I just tough my nephew to put a raspberry on his finger (my pinky, this thumb) to make eating them more fun. His fruit consumption went way up.

    We found a wild bush with ripe berries when we biked up to the GW bridge a week or two ago (post in the works!)

    The processor does make it really easy. I used to resist and do it by hand until my wife convinced me it was essentially an equivalent outcome and much easier.

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  21. beautiful photo! sounds delicious.

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  22. anything with fresh raspberries from your own garden must taste pretty ok :)

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  23. I have a food processor and I still prefer to mix pie dough by hand. The secret: freeze the butter and keep popping it back in any time the butter starts to get soft. Now that I think about it, you know what I bet would work too: grating the frozen butter!

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