Winter Berries to Enjoy

Winter berries usually don't leap to mind when most people consider cultivating berries, but that's only natural. Berries that mature during the warm season are more common, with the exception of certain favorites like cranberries and lingonberries -- and even those tend to mature in late fall.

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Winter Berries Aren't Just for Eating

Some Winter Berries Are to Make Gardens Look Great

When I talk about berries, I'm usually talking about the kind you can eat, jar, cook and can with. I would be remiss if I didn't say that some berries are useful even though they may not be edible. In fact, there are many winter berries that can't be eaten, but can sure make a dead winter garden come to life. Here are just a few examples.

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Are All Berry Juices Created Equal?

What You Need to Know About the Berry Juices In the Stores

you know that cranberry juice you bought for urinary tract health? Or that blueberry juice you bought for its powerful antioxidant properties? What if I told you that they have little to no health benefit - and may actually rot your teeth before they had any hope at all of preventing or aiding health issues? In many cases, it's true. Juice isn't juice at all. How do you know when you're paying for healthy juice or colored sugar water? Here's some things to consider...

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Will You Be Selling Your Berries At the Farmer's Market This Year?

Farmer's Markets Are Opening Everywhere -- Where Are Your Berries?

The farmer's market by me is opening next week and I couldn't be happier. I actually had to cut back my berry growing some this year due to time constraints so I won't be selling them, but I'm definitely going to be buying some. If you've never bought or sold berries at a farmer's market, you don't know what you're missing. But before you head out with your wares (or your wallet) there are some things you need to know...

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Five Great Ways to Enjoy Spring and Summer Berries

Some Berry Good Ways To Eat Your Berries

I love berries and I love this time of year because the berries are about ready to show up in abundance. The best part about it is that there are so many ways to enjoy berries, you don't ever have to get bored with them. Here are five of my favorite ways to eat my favorite berries in the spring and summer months.

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Infuse Your Winter Teas With Berries

Real Berry Lovers Take Their Tea With Berries

If you're a true berry lover you know just how wonderful a berry-flavored tea can be. The problem is, most of the teas on the grocery store shelves have artificial berry flavoring, which doesn't come close to the real thing. If you want real berries infused into your winter teas, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Sometimes You Just Can't Grow Enough Berries

What To Do When You Run Out of Home-Grown Berries

No matter how many strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries you harvest on your own, you still may need to rely on the supermarket for some of your berry needs. However, just as all berries aren't created equal, neither are all supermarkets or produce selections. If you want to buy some berries at the store, here are a few things to keep in mind...

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Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries Have Great Companion Fruits

Do You Know What Fruit to Pair With Your Strawberries?

When serving berries as a quick snack or for dessert, keep in mind great complementary companion fruits. Peanut butter and jelly go hand in hand, and so do ketchup and mustard. Certain berries have specific fruit choices that pair up nicely, and below we’ll give you some tips on great companion fruits for your favorite berries.

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Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Berries

How to Surround Yourself With the Aroma of Berries

As all berry lovers know, you're home isn't at its best unless it's filled with the scent of berries. Unfortunately, for most of us, baking berries around the clock just isn't an option. How do you get your home to smell like berries 24 hours a day without actually having pies, tarts and turnovers in the oven? I have the answers...

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A Berry Good Party Theme

Ever Thing About a Berry Theme for Your Birthday?

Little kids love themed parties and we all know about super hero parties, princess parties and cartoon parties, but what about a berry party? After all, strawberries are some of the cutest berries on the planet? If you have a party to plan this year, why not make it a berry special berry party?

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