Friday, July 29, 2011

red rover, red rover

send berries right over


Bella loves to pick in comfort. Hat - check. Glasses - check,.Chair - check. This is only our second season with these amazing raspberries, but it only takes one time of picking to realize you could be here ALL DAY LONG and feel like you didn't even make a dent.

my Huckleberry Finn

the bounty from this day

Last year we made buckets and buckets of jam and we still have tons of it even though we bestowed it upon everyone we knew for Christmas gifts. So we did the only thing left to do besides just eating them perfectly sweet and whole. We baked them into the most divine muffins - well, Matt did. But the rest of us devour them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! Of course not dinner. Even with all the baking we have done we still have one loaded freezer full, and freshly picked overflowing bowls in the fridge which brings us to our newest purchase... we have fallen victim to the fancy make-and-do-anything blender craze. If you don't want one then watch out for the guy at Costco who has the gall to make rice milk, add agave and spinach and turn it into ice cream in two seconds flat right in front of you, and then he has you taste it. I was a goner. Sooooooo, with this new toy we will be making raspberry syrup, shakes, dressings, smoothies and ice cream. We are also hoping this will help with our tomato infestation - soups and sauces away!

Please come and help us play with our new toy and eat our glorious bounty - xoxo. I mean it!!!

10 comments:

moonshinejunkyard said...

what bounty, what glory! i've never picked fresh raspberries, they must not grow as much out here? can't wait for blackberries galore but that's later in august. so....raspberry treats to share on our trip. can't think of anything more refreshing! and i can't wait to hear about this new gadget and all the good stuff you whip up. mmmmmmmmmm!!! love you!

Cheri Sharp said...

Yum! Um, so which type of blender did you buy? The Blend Tech or the Vita Mix? We also got sucked into buying a blender from the Costco sales guy. We bought a Blend Tech. We've had it for over a year and we use it every single day. It was so worth the money. I love it!

Amy Beatty said...

Heb! We have blackberries coming!!! way excited.

Cheri - we got the same one. you need to let me know what you do with it so I can feel better about spending all that money :)

Suzana said...

oh yum. i love fresh raspberries. those look amazing.

Lisa said...

Those muffins look divine! Good job Matt.

Cheri Sharp said...

1)Grind your own wheat to make pancakes, muffins, or bread. It's super easy! Just throw a cup of wheat in the dry blender, blend it up, and it's ready to use. 2)I make smoothies with kale and fruit everyday. My kids LOVE it! Ya, who would have thought that kids would love kale? If you blend it up with fruit, some apple juice, and maybe some yogurt then it's perfect and you can't even taste the kale. By the way, kale is the most nutritious veggie ever! Look it up, it's the best thing for you and your kiddos. 3)Baby Food! I blend all fresh fruit/veggies and make baby food. It's cheaper than buying it pre-packaged. You can seriously blend anything. :)

whit said...

If I lived closer, I'd be over with yall now. Those look wonderful!

Sarah said...

I totally would be there. If only...
I bet those are just divine. Do they mail well? :)

Katt said...

YUM!! I so wish I had a garden right about now. Knowing that it's tomato season is killing me!

Life on Pelican Street said...

Those berries look divine! I'm comin over for some muffins!!