Late! Late! Late!

I know! The last date for Click Red was January 30 but I've been a little under the weather and so busy that I don't know which side is up or rather if it's still today or if today is now yesterday.

Life is still whizzing past me and I am in a perpetual state of trying to catch up. I feel old. I feel slow. Mostly, I am tired and overwhelmed. My lifeline has been these unassuming Goji berries or Chinese wolfberries that Manju of Three Tastes sent me a while ago.


I boil 1 tsp of these goji berries in 2 cups of water until the water boils down to 1 cup. I drink the water like one would herb tea. It has an earthy flavor which I find very comforting. The berries plump up and soften and get a texture almost like raisins. In fact, they taste like a less sugary version of raisins. I relish these as I sip my goji berry tea and I can feel my energy level being revived.


Goji berries should not be consumed raw. They can be cooked and then used as a substitute for other types of berries in cupcakes. I haven't yet done that as I am stuck on tea. I have added goji berry water to miso soup for an additional boost on cold wintry days.

I'm sorry I haven't replied to your comments on my last couple of posts. I promise you I have read them all and chuckled over them. You make my day when you leave me a comment, so thank you very much!

I'm sending the first pic to Click as my judge's entry. I have taken better pictures but lately time seems to be in short supply so this has to be it.

19 comments:

bee said...

lovely. i've never eaten these before. i was about to nick that super luscious tomato chutney pic - the one you made from ammini's book.

Rachna said...

Hey Manisha, these look like raisins, havent tried them, get well soon, dear!

Anjali said...

Now what are these, Goji berries, got to google for them eh!

Whats up with riddle me this? These berries would have been a fitting entry.

You take care.

MeetaK said...

you feel old! c'mon chica we are in our prime - i hope the goji berries help you. i love them and have them 3-4 times a week in my multi-grain porridge!

Happy cook said...

I saw these goji berries when i went for shopping, in a health shop and i didn't know what to do with them. So didn't buy.
Thankyou for the info about hiw good they are, i al sure going to buy them next time when i am in that shop.
You did write you should cook them before you add them to cupcakes, if you add them without cooking to the cupcake, doesn't they cook them while the cake is baked.

Anita said...

Oh dear, ...late...for a very important date...said the Rabbit.

You seem to have some of that 'Drink Me' potion yourself! Get back on track soon...

(Where do these exotic goji berried come from? No footprint problem I hope... :-D )

notyet100 said...

lovely click,..:-)

Ashwini said...

lovely click..Never heard of these berries..

Manisha said...

Bee, sorry I'm late! I'd taken these pics but didn't have the time to process them or write a post.

Rachna, once cooked, their texture is very like raisins.

Anjali, this is pretty comprehensive. I thought of doing it as an RMT post but I had literally 15 mins to write this post and then run. One RMT is due from Harini soon and the other from Oxy. So keep checking their blogs for the latest RMT or subscribe to their feeds.

Meeta, out on the snowshoe trails, I am young and carefree - my phone has no signal and the air is crisp and fresh. On all other days, I find that I have to hit the ground running. I can't wait to get away over President's Day weekend!

Happy Cook, I haven't yet baked with them so I assume they would cook. Let me find out more and tell you, ok?

Anita, I'm special so it's allowed. And no footprint whatsoever. I have a tree in my backyard. :-D

notyet100, thanks!

Ashwini, now you have! And thank you!

Pavithra Kodical said...

They look fabulous and look like raisins..Thanks for your sweet encouraging comment..Get well soon :)

shabari said...

goji berries look interesting ,never heard of them before.....and sending warm thoughts ur way....get well soon...:)

bhagyashri said...

Good to see you back :)

I have never tasted these barries before, but was intrigued by them so I had got a packet on my last grocery shopping trip. Now I know how to make tea out of them ;) thanks to you!

Happy cook said...

No hurry s i have to go to the health shop to get these beries.

Bharti said...

I've been wanting to try these berries out..lovely picture Manisha. I think many people feel overwhelmed and "trying to catch up" now days. Isn't it just the sign of the times? On optimistic days I try to do my best and not sweat the rest. On other days I feel just like what you said. take care.

Cynthia said...

Hey Babe, I hope that you are feeling a lot better.

ThreeTastes said...

Hi, Hon, glad the gojis are working their magic for you! We haven't been using them everyday like we did in Hawaii because they're so much pricier here, but I'm going to try a goji tea now 'cuz I've been in a slump for awhile also... hope your back is better too!
manju

nithya at hungrydesi said...

Great photos! Never tried Goji berries before. Looking forward to it.

Smitha said...

All the best to you.I have never tasted these berries. Btw, I'm a new blogger.Jus looking around for inspiration:)
smitha
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maninas said...

lovely. i've had it with green tea, prepared by a chinese colleague. they're gorgeous like that.