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Think mostly Tuscans live in Tuscany? Think again. The Brits fell in love with Tuscany years ago and with the strong value of the pound, they began gobbling up the best parts of of this region. It is through their books and films that we have the romantic imagery of this most beautiful countryside in the world. Note: I am not condemning the Brits for living in Tuscany. They’re the smart ones and I plan to do it myself one day!

Chiantishire is the nickname given to the area of Tuscany where many English have bought homes or where they rent them as an escape from the dreary weather and stale palate of England.

This recipe has nothing to do with the British-Tuscan-implants  themselves. I just love the name and think it goes perfectly with these blackberries cooked in Chianti.

 

meal

  1. Place medium heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add wine, honey and bay leaves and cloves.
  3. Mix until honey is dissolved.
  4. Let bubble, stirring occasionally until wine becomes syrup-y and you can see bottom of pan when swiped with your wooden spoon. (about 10 minutes)
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 2 of the three pints of black berries, toss to coat.
  7. Put in blender, vitamix or food processor and pulse so it becomes a textured puree, i.e. not smooth. Don’t overdo it.
  8. Add the rest of the blackberries, mix and put in fridge to cool.
  9. Use to top your favorite dessert and finish with lemon zest. Perfect with Coconut Milk Yogurt Cups.
  10. Go to heaven.
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Think mostly Tuscans live in Tuscany? Think again. The Brits fell in love with Tuscany years ago and with the strong value of the pound, they began gobbling up the best parts of of this region. It is through their books and films that we have the romantic imagery of this most beautiful countryside in the world. Note: I am not condemning the Brits for living in Tuscany. They’re the smart ones and I plan to do it myself one day!

Chiantishire is the nickname given to the area of Tuscany where many English have bought homes or where they rent them as an escape from the dreary weather and stale palate of England.

This recipe has nothing to do with the British-Tuscan-implants  themselves. I just love the name and think it goes perfectly with these blackberries cooked in Chianti.

 

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7 comments
  1. Anne    2 years ago   · Reply

    These are fabulous! Love the tartness and the consistency and so easy to make! Thank you, Elana for another winner!

  2. D Green    2 years ago   · Reply

    Eating the Chiantishire Blackberries and drinking Prosecco gave the experience of what a moonlight stroll down the Spanish steps would feel like after a great meal.

  3. D Green    2 years ago   · Reply

    awesome skewers!!!!
    just the perfect cooking point, perfect amount of sauce, crispy saucy chicken, in a word…FANTASTICO!!!!

  4. Hiroko    2 years ago   · Reply

    A hint of clove, perfect sweetness, it was wonderful. I really enjoy this recipe :) LOVE IT!!!

  5. Shoshana Wolff    2 years ago   · Reply

    Elana’s Panna Cotta with Chiantishire Blackberries was absolutely amazing!!!

  6. Linda Bennett    2 years ago   · Reply

    I’ve always said you are truly an amzing chef,not only does your food look good it taste even better.
    by far the best tasting eggplant parmesan known to man.
    I need that cookie recipe, see you at class soon!