Our Ideas for Coconut

Coconut is everywhere, it’s one of the flavor du jours. At Rasberry’s we believe in using every part of of the fruit or vegetable. Yes, our chickens do love scraps, but we prefer to make human goodness first. Here are a few ideas we came up with to get your coconut fix.

  1. Coconut water

  2. Shredded coconut

  3. Coconut oil on popcorn, butter flavored of course

  4. Coconut milk - curries and more

  5. Coconut cake

  6. Coconut cake pops

  7. Coconut candy - why not?

  8. Coconut flour

Old School Popcorn Recipe

Use a large, thin pot with a lid that allows for expansion. Choose a pot with a large surface area, but not one that is too deep.

Add 3 tablespoons of Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil – butter flavored of course, to the pan.

To test the temperature add 3 kernels of corn and allow to pop. Once they pop you know the oil has reached the proper temperature.

Remove popped kernels with a pair of tongs and set aside.

Add 1/3 cup of popcorn to the pan, return to heat, cover with lid and shake, shake, shake as the kernels begin to pop.

Empty the popcorn into a big bowl.

Melt 2 tablespoons more of the butter-flavored coconut oil in the hot pan off of heat and lightly coat the popcorn. This will allow the seasonings to adhere.

Shake salt, Rasberrys Jalapeno Ranch, Rasberrys Everything Bagel or whatever your favorite seasonings are. Enjoy!

Rasberrys Holiday Party Planning Tips

The Holiday Season is a wonderful time of year when friends and family come together.  We love that many of you invite us into your homes to make these gatherings special.  In our 15 years of catering in Sun Valley, we have learned a thing or two about party planning.  Here are our tips to help make your events flawless.

1. Call Rasberrys! Dial 208-726-0606. See what we can do for you, then you can plan from there!
2. Rasberrys always has take and bake cookies on hand! Think how good the house will smell and no one will even know you "cheated"...
3. Housemade chips, salsa and guacamole are readily available and always a fave.
4. Make ahead...A simple plate with brie and Rasberry's chutney or jam with crackers, spiced popcorn or nuts with Rasberry's spice seasonings (think "everything bagel"), jalapeno ranch, classic ranch or green goddess.  Hummus and Rasberry's homemade pita, feta and mixed olives with olive oil, orange peel and z'aatar spice mix. --Remember it doesn't hurt to ask others to bring these items.  
5. Set the table with candles and pine cones or branches from outside or cuttings from a local florist.  Simple arrangements are easy and fun too--think single stems or just greens.
6. Ask others to bring their own wine/drinks
7. Do rent wine glasses and dishes if needed.  They are cheap and it saves the environment from plastic and not so many dishes to do.
8. Use a cooler filled with snow and put outside as storage for cold drinks.
9. Set up a playlist for music on your phone.  Keep it neutral.
10. Pre-arrange "DD" transportation to and from--think Uber, local shuttles or taxis...