When the southern blueberries start coming in, the strawberries are still in season and your herbs of mint and basil have reached some fullness, there is a dessert that blends all of these perfectly. It is made all the more perfect by a splash of Limoncello – a lemony liqueur usually of Italian origin.
Berries with Limoncello, Basil and Mint
- An assortment of strawberries and blueberries
- a splash (1-3 T) of Limoncello
- sugar syrup or a sprinkling of white sugar
From your garden, gather as many leaves of spearmint or peppermint and basil as you like. Roll these and cut in a chiffonade fashion.
Wash your blueberries and strawberries. Slice the strawberries. Throw all into a bowl. Add the chiffonade of basil and mint. Add a bit of sugar syrup. Add the Limoncello to taste, but don’t go too wild; a little goes a long way.
It is so easy to grow herbs in pots right outside your door. Or, perhaps you prefer indoors in a sunny window. Do it. Herbs are the variety that is the spice of life!