Every Day, in Many Ways
Wednesday, June 16, 2004; Page F05
What are some ways we can eat berries every day?
"A no-brainer," says Janie Hibler, author of "The Berry Bible" (William Morrow, 2004), "is a berry smoothie for breakfast." For lunch, she says, throw a handful into your salad. For snacks, carry dried berries and nuts. At dinner, berries go beautifully with meats, grains and main courses. You can also make berry popcicles, syrups for pancakes and spritzers.
Hibler recommends always having berry purees or coulis on hand. "A sauce rivaled by none," she says. But berries also are great added to drinks, smoothies, yogurts, cereal -- you name it.
To make a coulis, rinse and drain the berries, puree them in a food processor and add a little sugar or even liqueur, if desired. It will keep in your refrigerator for three to four days or can be frozen for a month.
-- Katherine Tallmadge
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Have your berries in a smoothie.
(Donna McWilliam - AP File Photo)