red and golden raspberries

Raspberry Time!

Note: While I’m baking raspberry crisp, it seems like a good time to rerun this post. Hope everyone is enjoying berry season! 

The end of summer is berry time in Alaska. I’ve written before about berries and berry picking (see But this year is extra special, because our new house has raspberries—both red and golden ones!


red raspberries

golden raspberries



I love all berries, but raspberries have a bolder taste than some I usually pick. They’re great for certain recipes, and can be combined to enhance other fruits and berries. This is the first year I’ve had so many raspberries to play with in the kitchen.

I’ve made raspberry and rhubarb pie, and raspberry and strawberry crisp. But my favorite so far is the raspberry sauce I made to go on a flourless chocolate cake. Who knows what other treats I’ll come up with as I collect more raspberries over the years? I’m excited to find out.

Wishing you all a great berry season, whatever you pick in your part of the world!


red and golden raspberries

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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