I think I just experienced a Prince moment.
During the soul-sucking winter months, with garden related activities next to impossible to find, I took to collecting used Starbucks coffee grounds. A good portion of the grounds went on the compost pile, but I saved some for a liberal application on our raspberry patch.
It looks like the berries like their caffeine buzz (I know…it’s probably the nitrogen, but stop being critical and play along).
Yesterday I picked another pound of raspberries. You can only eat so many fresh.
The thought of fruit leather has intrigued me for a few years, but previous attempts at making it ended with a scorched, not particularly inviting product.
Back into the breach. I tried a 170° oven instead of a food dehydrator this year and it worked. Just added some lemon juice and sugar to the food processor-mashed berries, poured the stuff onto parchment paper and baked for about 3 hours. Dee-lightful.
Then you can just cut the berry leather, parchment and all, into strips and roll them up for storing.
The only thing I’d change is to spring for a fine sieve. The holes in our sieve are big enough to let small seeds through. There are a lot of hiding places in a set of teeth.