Sweet-tart blackberries hold their own tossed into salads or smoothies or served alongside cheeses. When given the spotlight -- in pies, muffins, crumbles, or jams, or served plain -- their inky, sweet-tart juices evoke hikes in deep forests and summer strolls down country roads.
Adapted with permission from "Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson, copyright 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.
We called for a third of a cup of gold tequila for our queso fundido, and it seemed a shame to buy a whole bottle just for that. The tequila's caramel notes are wonderful with the spicy ginger, sweet cassis, and lime in this punch.