We didn’t make cherry pie. We didn’t make blueberry buckle. We did make everything else berry-licious.
From left to right: cherry syrup, boysenberry galette, and spiced strawberries.
Berry picking is my absolute favorite part of California and it lets me, for a second, remember apple picking upstate, grape harvesting in Chautauqua, and finding blueberries in Maine. More importantly, it gives Jesse and me a chance to not think about what isn’t working here and focus on what we can make out of what already grows here.
The cherry syrup turned out a little more “candy” than I dreamed, but I still think it’s going to be excellent in the next batch of truffles. What a great filling!