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June 19th, 2003
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Berry pie
I went shopping last night. I'm making dessert for roleplaying on Monday, so I was thinking about this excellent berry pie recipe I saw in Cook's Illustrated. However, I found that I couldn't justify the expense, at least at Stop & Shop. The recipe calles for 2 pounds each of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Some rough estimations at the store put the cost of the berries alone around $50. Now, I like my roleplaying group, but I'm not going to spend more than $50 just to make one pie. I know I can find cheaper berries elsewhere, so I'll look for them to make the pie some other time. I know of several places that have cheap ($1/half pint) raspberries. Anyone seen cheap blackberries?

I've decided I'm going to make Lime Bavarian for dessert on Monday, and I'm going to try it with Hip Whip instead of whipping cream. I had Hip Whip for the first time last Monday. The mousse was a bit too mealy, perhaps due to it not being completely thawed. But the whipped cream was pretty darned good, so I have high hopes for it in Lime Bavarian. Seriously, I could eat buckets of Bavarian during the summer, so it'll be excellent if the Hip Whip works out.

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From:pookfreak
Date:June 19th, 2003 06:50 am (UTC)
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How about checking the Haymarket tomorrow?
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From:queue
Date:June 19th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC)
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Ah, good idea. And it's even on my way home.
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From:bitty
Date:June 19th, 2003 06:53 am (UTC)
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Lambert's had cheap berries last time I was there.
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From:teddywolf
Date:June 19th, 2003 08:34 am (UTC)
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Frozen wild blueberries can be found cheaply at Costco or relatively cheaply at Trader Joe's. TJs also has some other frozen berries.

If you want fresh it will cost a lot more.
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From:treacle_well
Date:June 19th, 2003 09:07 am (UTC)
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Based on my experience with the rest of the Hip Whip chocolate mousse, fully thawed and stirred vigorously it is much less mealy.

I thought the Hip Whip whipped topping was pretty good and I think it may do quite well in Lime Bavarian.
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