Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

August 3, 2013


It's nice to come home from vacation and find this! The raspberry bushes are starting to ripen.
 The last two days I have picked 36 cups of raspberries. When on vacation, I noticed raspberries on sale for $4.95 per cup! The first picking  works out to $178.00 of berries!
 And converted them to these! Raspberry Crisp!
 Coming out of the oven they look and smell great. The first one was sacrificed to see if it tasted as good as it looks. It did.
 I will be switching to jam on the next picking to bring the larder back up.
There is not much better than Raspberry Crisp, with a big scoop of ice cream!

I could not find a recipe, so I developed my own.

2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup of rice flour (allergies to gluten)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp of cinnamon

Mix the above in a bowl then add 1/3 cup margarine and make the crumble with a fork.

Place over 4 cups of raspberries in an 8X8 aluminum pan and cook for 45 minutes at 350F

I use the disposable pans.

Add one cup of coffee and enjoy! Keep coffee separate from the crumble.

Raspberries are right high up on my list of great garden stock. They don't take much work and produce year after year, much like rhubarb for minimal care.


TexWisGirl said...

oh, man oh man. i'm one of those poor fools that pay $3.99 for a tiny plastic container of raspberries at my local store. not even a whole cup in it.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Yum. The berries are rather sketchy down here from all the rain this year, but if I can find enough, I might try this. If any of the berries make it home that is:)

Li said...

Looks delicious! When I was a kid we made our own raspberry ice cream.

Mary Ann said...

Ian, those look FANTASTIC! Do you freeze them? We want to grow some small fruits starting next year, and I'd like to try raspberries!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a nice surprise to come home to! The crisps look delicious!

Gail said...

We do not have raspberries. I was delighted to find some in the fruit department.

Beautiful berries.

Montanagirl said...

I usually have to buy raspberries when I want to use them, which is very rarely. I love them, but we don't have them very often. They're great on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Your Raspberry crisps look delicious.

Crystal Mary said...

Gosh raspberries are expensive. Many of our frozen ones come from Asia so I won't buy them. The recipe with rice flour is the way to yummy. I am salivating. I know you are going to enjoy a wonderful dessert for many months.