Posts Tagged ‘strawberries’

Vacation: The Aftermath

July 9, 2008

I have…

…seen a little boy’s dream come true: a candy-filled pinata hanging from a digger.

…600 plus photos to wade through.

…four small pieces of Maine granite on my washing machine, removed from various pockets, also one half of a sand dollar, three bird feathers and a snail shell. Relieved to find no dessicated snail inside.

…funny pictures of loveable, goofy kids.

…seen harbor seals, blue skies, kids splashing in lakes, green waves, osprey nests, outdoor showers, kids playing in mud, foggy mornings and beautiful dinners.

…heard the sounds of not one but two two-year-olds singing “happy birthday” over and over again.

…eaten my weight in blueberry pancakes, fresh strawberries, popovers, chocolate birthday cake and lobster. Oh, and butter.

…picked (and cut!) at least 10,000 strawberries.

…no need to ever hear “Blueberries for Sal” on tape again.

…watched kids flee from their dinner.

…4,869,596,381 grains of sand in car, bags, house and washing machine.

…witnessed brotherly love (ouch!)

…captured four cousins in a tree…

…three brothers on a deck…

…and two brothers back home again.

And millions of great stories and happy memories.

Thanks, guest bloggers, for doing such a stand-up job of taking over here—I think I could take the whole summer off!

Gotta go, I have a few more pictures to sort through…more tomorrow!

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Food Friday: Strawberries

June 27, 2008

I could give a recipe for shortcake, or strawberry pie. I could talk about strawberry-spinach salad with poppy see dressing, the dish that is so weird that it just somehow works. I could even show you a picture of the strawberry-rhubarb crisp I made last week. But really, this week is all about summer and eating in season, and that’s what I plan to do.

Red, ripe strawberries, warm from the field, and if I can wait long enough to whip it, some fresh whipped cream as well.

Mmmm.

I am taking a little bloggy break over the next week or so, but you are in fine company here, with a host of interesting guest bloggers to enjoy. Please be kind to them and shower them with the same lovely, thoughtful comments you give me. Enjoy this week of summer, and I hope you have a fresh, local strawberry this week, too.