One of the pleasures of cooking, for me, is that food is simply beautiful. Many times I feel like stopping chopping to take a picture. Most of the time I don’t actually stop, except to appreciate the unmatchable art of Nature. The color combinations and hues, the textures and arrangements are, to me, what tubes of fresh paint must be to a painter, pure pleasure. The benefits of home cooking are numerous, and if we are earnest, we can remind ourselves of them in moments of weakness. Handling exquisite beauty should be one of those things on the list of benefits!
I see them on sale at the supermarket as well. So, if you’re not growing any raspberries, it might be a good time to find a good deal on some. But a couple of handfuls of raspberries is all I need to make this very refreshing soda that tastes so delicious over ice