Fresh Berries and Lazy Summer Days…

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.  Wendell Berry

While I appreciate the sentiment behind this quote and am sure I’d thoroughly enjoy a summer dawn with fresh picked berries I can also vouch for the fact that they are great in the late morning straight from a farm stand and wonderful in my afternoon wine glass. 🙂

All photos are from a lovely long weekend in Oregon with my sister, her husband and my sweet niece, Sophia.  Sophia sipped her fresh grape juice while the rest of us tasted our way through fantastic wines from J. Christopher and Ponzi wineries.

 

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15 replies to “Fresh Berries and Lazy Summer Days…

      1. And posts like these will be s nice little
        Memory – I love how that happens for me – when I scroll back through and see key pictures I chose –
        And hope
        You have a nice rest of your weekend

      2. I do that too, scrolling for nice memories. It’s great to hear you enjoy yours in the same way. 🙂 The weekend has been good so far and tomorrow should be fun and productive. My favorite kind! I hope yours is as well. 🙂

  1. Fresh berries for a warm summer afternoon. Sounds delightful. If I was near, I’d come round with a bottle of chocolate sauce to go along with those berries 😁 Enjoy the rest of summer, Lisa.

    1. I can always count on you to bring the chocolate, Mabel! 🙂 We’re having a lovely summer here and I hope your winter is treating you well.

  2. Sounds like a lovely time, Lisa. I love the quote, but usually settle for either getting up early to pick (up) berries at the farmers market or getting them much more prosaically, but still deliciously, at the grocery store. Last week I tried dehydrating blueberries for the first time (despite having had the dehydrator for many years.) The experiment was a (lengthy) success and I’m going to have another go, but blanch the berries first, which seems to be the secret for a shorter drying time. I’ve also frozen quite a few while they’ve been on sale. 🙂 Yum!

    janet

    1. I’m glad you like the quote, Janet! Your dehydrator blueberry technique sounds like a gret way to keep some for winter baking. I’ve frozen my fair share and spent lots of time with jam in the past but this year nothing has lasted long enough to preserve. 😉

      1. I only have the freezer at the top of my fridge and that’s pretty full right now, including a number of bags of blueberries. I just put 4 pints in the dehydrator (the number of trays it has) so another batch is in the works. Makes me feel so pioneer-ish, although they would have dried berries in the sun. 🙂

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