Mixed Berries in Mint-Honey Syrup

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berries_AubrieLeGault_195Inspired by a strawberry recipe in the stunning new cookbook by Jennifer McGruther, The Nourished Cookbook, our version allows you to head to the bushes or brambles in your yard, pick fresh berries each morning, and add them to this mixture. Serve with anything cold and creamy—ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt—or all on its own.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup honey
2 pints mixed berries
1 small bunch fresh mint leaves, plucked from stems

STEPS:
1. Bring 1 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the honey and whisk until it dissolves fully. Continue simmering over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

2. If using strawberries, hull them and slice in half. Put all berries in a bowl or quart jar. Pour the cooled honey syrup over the berries. Tear the mint leaves with your hands and add them to the bowl or jar. Mix well, cover, and transfer to the fridge. Allow the berries to macerate for 1 to 4 days before serving them with their syrup.

Serves 4

Recipe adapted from The Nourished Cookbook

Photo by Aubrie LeGault

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