Berry Love

berry mint heart

I love berries!  Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries.  They are one of those foods that taste best to me in their purest form.    Sure – it’s hard to pass up a Blackberry or Red Raspberry Pie…  Homemade Strawberry Jam on fresh baked buttered bread……. Blueberries are devine on my breakfast cereal too…. But just popping berries in my mouth pretty much rocks my world.

If I want to make a nice fruit salad, I love berries the best.  Mix them together, then make a simple “dressing” from just a smidge of brown sugar and a splash of balsamic vinegar.  I know it sounds strange, but it really makes the flavors burst!  Then top that with some fresh mint leaves and a sprinkling of lime zest – and ooooo laaa laaa!

berry salad

Sometimes adding a simple, beautiful homemade shortcake biscuit and some whipped cream make berries even that much more special!

Four Berry Cobbler

To make 8 shortcakes, I simply mix 2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 stick (8 Tbsp cold butter, cubed) with a pastry blender until crumbly.  I then add 2/3 cup half and half and form the dough (being careful not to overmix and make it tough).  I then cut the dough into 8 biscuits, brush with a little more half and half on top and sprinkle with some raw sugar before baking at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes.

So that’s what hubby got for dessert last night.

Which is your favorite berry?  What is your favorite way to eat them?

berries in bowl

And I thought you might get a kick out of seeing a “behind the scenes” shot of my berry professional photo shoot set up early morning on the side porch.

berry heart photo shoot

Yep – that’s how I roll…

at life in between.

Cheers & Hugs,


19 thoughts on “Berry Love

  1. Berries, berries taste great. I love berries, they’re great!!
    Poet I’m not, but berries are the nectar of fruit.
    You are so wonderful Jodi!! Thank you for the recipes, photos and thoughts.
    Definitely trying the fruit salad. The addition of balsamic vinegar is a ‘go’.

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  2. Love your backyard shot! Looks so cozy to be on your porch! I love berries too!! Berry cobbler is one of our favorites. Love how you made them in shapes of hearts. I collect anything heart shaped! My diamond is heart shaped, that is how it started 🙂 Have a great day!

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  3. I do like the behind the scenes shot! Strawberries are the best. Here’s a great quick smoothie recipe I love: 1 banana, 1 c strawberries and 1 tsp lemon juice. Add enough water to make the consistency good. That’s my favorite way to enjoy them. Makes a quick dessert!

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  4. Fun to see your photo set-up! You have a beautiful yard – And I like your porch too. Your berry photos are so yummy! I eat raspberries and blueberries almost every day. They are great with yogurt but I also like to just eat them by the handful. LOL! Also, tasty on waffles with Huckleberry syrup on top! I will try your balsamic vinegar idea. 🍓


  5. I love berries too! You sure have made their presentation beautiful! I’m glad to get your shortbread recipe. I have never made shortbread before, but it sounds good! Love your set up for your photography. What happened to the baby bird? I never saw anymore pictures of it.


  6. Yumm! I am drooling over your berries and cream dessert, Jodi! Even more impressed with your camera setup. I’d be embarrassed for you to see mine…


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