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We like to cook. We like to eat. We like to try (and sometimes invent) new recipes and find new places to shop, and sometimes we go out of our way to find specific ingredients. Our tastes are pretty diverse, and sometimes our food adventures lead us to interesting places. We invite you to join us on our adventures.
It seems like every morning, we pick a bigger bowl of raspberries! I know they won't be producing forever, but it's wonderful while it lasts!
This morning's haul
Here's what the bushes are looking like:
The grapes are starting to get bigger! For awhile there I thought we were going to have teeny-weeny gooseberry-sized grapes. I think these are a Concord grape, but I can't remember what we planted. I guess if they turn purple, I'll know- the only choices at the nursery last year were a green grape and a Concord grape. I remember smelling Concord grapes from when I was just a kid. They grew in one of the alleys I took on my way home from school, and when the purple grapes were ripe, their scent was intoxicatingly intense. I want to make grape jelly and/or jam.
Another view, note the old metal fence our backdoor neighbor is graciously allowing us to use:
Here's the broccoli. I was beginning to think we'd have to eat the leaves and stems if we wanted any broccoli at all, but you can see that a little head has *finally* started to grow in the center of the enormously abundant leaves.
Jeffrey's breakfast this morning: I think there's more fruit than cereal here! But doesn't it look great?