Press Kit Summer 2014

Marionberry Almond Shortcake

Dear Food Editor:

The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission would like to offer you two fantastic summer recipes featuring blackberries to share with your readers. Both recipes and high-resolution photos are fully downloadable and ready to use.

Summertime is combination of lazy days with time to read a good book in a hammock and crazy days with no time between kid’s ballgames, summer camp and weeding the garden. But however busy or relaxed you may be there is always time to savor the sweet taste of blackberries and raspberries.

The great news for this summer is you don’t have to wait for dessert to get the fresh taste of berries, salads offer a new way to add berries to your day. Our Tuscan Quinoa Salad with Blackberries is so refreshing and simple to make it will have you out of the kitchen and off to the park in no time. But let’s not completely forget dessert, what would summer be without berry shortcake. For a new and delectable twist try Blackberry Almond Shortcake, loaded with juicy sun ripened blackberries and topped with the crunch of almonds, the perfect end to a perfect summer day.
Tuscan Quinoa Salad

Tuscan Quinoa Salad
Refreshing, simple, and quick to make.
Blackberry Almond Shortcake
Delectable twist loaded with blackberries and topped with almonds.

Naturally since fresh blackberry season is very short, we have created these recipes to work well with either fresh or frozen berries. You can find easy to use fresh frozen blackberries from Oregon in your grocer’s freezer case year round. Now summer can happen anytime! Learn about a quick defrost technique using your microwave.

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