Frozen berries

Stahlbush Island Farms Marion Blackberries

283 grams for HK$49, City'super

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am

Currant affairs

I'm not sure why the tiny, jewel-like fruits known as currants have the same name as the small, dried, seedless grapes - they have very little in common.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cranberry sauce

Epicure Cranberry Sauce

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wild things

The only blackberry you'll find in my house is the edible variety (why was the smartphone named after the fruit anyway?).

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Hive 101

Shop A, 101/F International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon. Tel: 2972 2666

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


27 Elgin St, SoHo, Central Tel: 2810 0005

The vibe: this prime SoHo spot opens out onto Elgin, just steps away from Peel Street. The decor combines glass, cool colours, mirrors and plush seating, and the atmosphere is unpretentious. Patrons sit comfortably or stand outside while music spills out onto the street.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Slim picking

Fraises des bois are what average strawberries aspire to be. They're much smaller than regular strawberries but, despite their size, the tiny wood strawberries are intensely fragrant and flavoured. Because they're so fragile, you probably won't see them in most Hong Kong supermarkets - they spoil within a couple of days of being picked.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tart attack

For many living in North America, the cranberry is associated with winter holiday feasts such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, when it's made into a sauce to be served alongside turkey, stuffing and gravy. Frequently, though, cranberries come in can form - literally.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Lions' Fortune set to break through

Lions' Fortune holds the key to the opening leg of the Triple Trio riches at Sha Tin tomorrow, which boasts an estimated dividend of HK$2 million after the jackpot was struck last Sunday.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Red alert

Raspberries are frequently used - some might say overused - by pastry chefs because the fruit makes a simple, attractive garnish for desserts, adding colour to a plate that might otherwise consist only of shades of brown.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Golden globes

The cape gooseberry, or Physalis, looks like a miniature, brightly coloured tomatillo. The two are, in fact, related - both fruits belong to the nightshade family. The cape gooseberry and tomatillo both have a thin, papery husk that is easy to remove by peeling it back from the fruit and pulling it off at the stem end.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Juicy fruit

How blueberries came to be propagated in the wild is a mystery: birds and animals instinctively avoid naturally blue foods because they are usually poisonous. As they ripen, the small round berries turn a true blue with a silvery frost (that can be rubbed off) and have a delicate crunch caused by tiny seeds in the juicy interior.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Here we go round...

Fashionistas would think of expensive handbags when hearing the word 'mulberries'. Entomologists would think 'silkworms', since the insects only eat the leaves of the mulberry tree.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Red alert: are you a Blackberry addict?

There is a small flashing light at the top, right corner of my Blackberry. This light pretty much rules my life. If it is flashing green, that means no new e-mail, SMS or missed calls.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Acid jazz

The cranberry looks like it should be delicious - it's bright, colourful, shiny and enticing. But it needs a little work and a lot of sugar. On its own, the cranberry is almost unbearably tart.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am