Blue skies, moderately warm temperatures, endless sun, ice cream (more on this addiction later...let's just say it's a bit out of control!), beach days, wading pools, flip flops, skirts, shorts, picnics...and BERRIES! So many plump, delicious berries growing in fields all over the northwest right now just waiting to be plucked from their bushes.
My absolute favorite fruit is raspberries (in actuality, it's probably in my top five favorite foods list if I were to create one) so I was one very happy girl yesterday when we went berry picking with some friends at Biringer Farms and discovered that the raspberries were at their peak! We only spent an hour or so in the fields, only picking from a few rows, but we got such a wonderful bounty of huge, red, juicy raspberries!
We are trying to enjoy them in their pure form as quickly as possible since no amount of sugar or even buttery crust could possibly make them better, but I do plan to make at least one berry crumble pie later this week with some of the smashed ones.
Summer is just delightful, no?!!
P.S. Our berry picking adventure 2 years ago, just a few months after moving here--- look how little Jack was!!!...sigh.