It’s Raspberry Season!!

Those little ruby gems are starting fill the vines.  One of the great things about the Willamette Valley – Berries!


So what can you do with all those sweet little bites of goodness? 

I like to freeze lots of berries – well, lots of any fruit and vegetable – for future smoothies or pancakes or muffins.  It’s nice to have bits of summer in the dead of winter!  But they are amazing right now!  So here is a refreshing idea for a hot day….

Raspberry lemonade

What you need:

  • Juice of one lemon (I like meyer)
  • 1/8 cup raspberry syrup (See below)
  • cold water
  • ice
  • extra sugar to taste

How to Do it:

Pour the lemon juice in the bottom of a 16oz glass.  Add the raspberry syrup.  Fill the glass with ice then top with cold water.  Stir gently.  If you like sweeter lemonade, add some extra sugar.  Garnish with raspberries and lemon balm (or mint)

Makes one glass

Rasberry Syrup –


What you need:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water

How to Do it:

Simmer all ingredients until the raspberries are fully incorporated and the sugar is dissolved.  Then simmer another five to ten minutes.

Strain the seeds and excess pulp from the syrup.


Makes about a cup and a half

Or how about…..


Click here for this recipe….


So go off and enjoy some Oregon treats!

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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