Every now and then I wonder. A foodie? Me? As in most cases it depends on where you stand, or rather where the people around you stand. Those little boxes with neat labels on it are usually made by other people not yourself. Perception. Nice word. I like that. It could be something I live by.
By some standards I am. A foodie, a foodnerd, crazy, gadgetfreak or simply difficult or would-be. On the other hand, I know I'm too frugal to pay an outrageous amount of money for something you stick in your mouth and is gone forever. Story of my life; trying to keep a balance and by that never belonging or fitting in one category or the other. Hmm, as I said.. story of my life.
Why all this? Because we had a very nice and very simple dessert yesterday which I deemed not blogworthy due to the simplicity of it. On the other hand I see blogposts stating the obvious (my obvious that is, you know: perception) and every once in a while I think ha, I make that but never would post it... As of now I will try and be less firm with myself.
So what did we have after dinner? A small bowl of nice thick Turkish yoghurt dressed in vibrant red; our first raspberries. In this heat the darned fruity flies almost got to it first so here's what I did to prevent that.
In a small saucepan heat
4 tbs water
5 tbs sugar
cook until sugar dissolves, add
a hand full raspberries (I do have big hands!)
continue cooking for a couple of minutes while gently stirring/pressing with a wooden spoon.
Mind, it wasn't jam I was after, just preserving the fruit for immediate use, today or tomorrow. Resulting in a nice thick syrup, either put it through a sieve to get rid of the seeds or eat as it is. I used a colander which removed the better part of the seeds.