When many people think of summer cooking they often think of fruit since most fruits come into season during the summer months and can be purchased ripe and succulent.

strawberry2Due to their versatility and luscious taste, berries are one of the most popular summer fruits to cook with so to help you out here are a few ways that you can incorporate them into your meal plans.

First off, one of the best things about berries is that they are versatile and can be used in many ways to create different tastes. Blueberries for example tend to have a bitter taste when consumed alone but when added into a salt dish will give it an illusion of tasting sweet.

They are also a great way to add moisture and a slight sweetness to a dish and are often found in cakes and pies since they are easy to toss into almost any recipe. On the other hand, strawberries are one of the sweetest berries you can cook with for a genuine sweet taste that is plainly recognizable.

strawberriesStrawberries can also add a tart like flavor depending on what you combine them with in a dish and can be added to just about any dish although they are predominantly placed in pies and used as cake filling.

Finally, if you are after a purely tart taste you may want to consider cooking with raspberries as they have a tart taste that sweetens up when cooked. They are also considered highly versatile and can be baked into almost anything which is why you often find them in muffins, breads, cakes, and mixed berry pies.



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