Monday, September 15, 2014


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A few years ago, I planted raspberry bushes along the west side of our house.  They usually produce a good amount of berries, and as long as I can beat our dogs and goats to them, I usually pick enough each day to enjoy on my oatmeal.  This summer, however, the bushes really outdid themselves.  I am picking enough each day to use in recipes, with some to spare!  

Raspberries are considered one of the "super foods" because they are high in antioxidants, low in fat and calories, and provide a generous amount of fiber per serving.  They also pack several nutrients, including potassium and calcium.  Finally, they help fight inflammatory issues.

Recently, I found this wonderful recipe to make raspberry jam.  I like it because it is low in sugar and does not require pectin.  Enjoy!

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Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
4 t cornstarch
1/2 C sugar
1 (12 ounce) package raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 t water
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1 T butter
1/2 t vanilla
dash salt


Valerie J Connor, MA CCC-SLP


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