But at this point I am willing to pay double (which I figure I am paying anyway by having to strain them out) just to have something that would slice some time off this baking marathon.
@flipflopgirl I'm a thinkin' that when we were in California this past Summer,
the Raspberry corp wasn't so hot, now the Blackberries on the other hand were CRAZY!
Some of the bigger supermarkets in my area still have seedless raspberry but it takes some time to shop around and find it.
What seems totally missing, though, is currant jelly. No Cumberland Sauce with the ham this year due to lack of currant jelly.
Oh... and prepared minced meat. When it is on the shelf it is dusty. Don't get me going...
You can actually find current jelly where I live, even in the terrible chain grocery store in my neighborhood, but it's always on the very top shelf and, yes, a little dusty looking.
I did find frozen raspberries in syrup yesterday in the fancy schmancy grocery store that recently opened near me. I've avoided that place for months but I couldn't find superfine sugar at the newly remodled and "improved" (not) chain store, so I made the trip. The new store is seriously fancy. Grand piano playing on the weekends, wine bar, gelato bar, espresso bar, barbecue bar, oyster & sushi bars (in the Midwest, mind you.) It took me an awfully long time to find the produce section but it was, I have to admit, amazing. Saw things there I don't think I've ever seen IRL. And, the chef/employee I met in front of the frozen puff pastry case told me he would try to get them to stock Dufour frozen puff pastry, which is made with real butter and pretty impossible to find here.