I hope you all had a fun 4th of July! Nick, Amanda, and I went over to Dad’s for a BBQ. We watched the Brazil vs. Colombia quarter-finals World Cup game, ate some yummy food, and went on a spontaneous trip to a couple parks in Renton, where we played on the playground and saw salmon swimming in a river.
One thing I love about this time of year is that it’s raspberry season! Grandma and Grandpa have lots of raspberry bushes, so we’ve gone up there the last couple weekends to pick raspberries. We also came home with marionberries, rhubarb, and radishes. I made raspberry jam, marionberry jam, rhubarb muffins, and strawberry rhubarb crisp, all of which turned out yummy.
Nick and I got a thornless dwarf raspberry plant last spring, which has doubled in size since this time last year. We didn’t get many berries off of it last year, but we’ve picked dozens so far this year. There aren’t enough berries all at once to really do anything with them, but we like just snacking on the berries right off the bush anyway. 🙂