Confessions of a Locavore: Baking With Imported Blackberries, So Easy, So Cheap

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Editor’s note: Even the most ardent locavore occasionally backslides and buys imported produce. There are times when you just want blackberries, even during the darkest days of winter. This confession of buying out-of-season produce from Candy of Dessert by Candy cracks me up. She plopped two Mexican blackberries into Smitten Kitchen’s Double Coconut Muffins, and came up with a fabulous treat. --Jane

I’ve been sheepishly buying and devouring imported blackberries from Mexico. So juicy! So sweet! So cheap! My inner locavore wags her finger in disapproval every time, but I cannot help myself. It is the dead of winter in Toronto. Every direction I look is grey, slushy, wet, and miserably cold. Sparkly winter wonderland it is not. Those little pops of dark violet remind me of warmer days.

Double Coconut Muffins with Blackberries
Image: Courtesy of Dessert by Candy

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