Saturday, June 28, 2008

Raspberries Season / La Saison des Framboises

Raspberries



Hi there. Anybody here?

My mother told me the other day that she’s had enough of nibbling and spreading every time she takes a look at my blog. I am sure she isn’t the only one. I know I’ve had enough of it.

I didn’t mean to be away this long, but knowing how summer in Michigan can be fleeting we are spending most of our days outside with my family and my husband’s adorable nieces who came to spend the month of June with us. Our days are spent strolling around town, playing cards, which I must say I am now quite addicted to, watching soccer games, which I must admit we are all addicted to in the family, doing a lot of cooking, chasing fire flies, rolling in the grass and picking raspberries in my own backyard. Let me say it again because I still can’t believe it: Picking raspberries in my own backyard. Ah! It’s like music to my ears… and my senses.

I’ll be back very, very soon with recipes, a basket of berries and more summertime stories.

Happy weekend, my friends!

23 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

That's wonderful that they're ready! I've seen some raspberries at the Farmers Market but very few so far.

Enjoy the weather and your nieces!

LJ said...

Looking forward to it.

Shayne said...

What do you play? to tell teh truth I have thought of having you over for card games but was not sure if you played...now I know lets hope it a game that I know how to play.

Anonymous said...

A reader from Massachusetts is here -- I continue to check in since I discovered your blog this past spring. Great writing, wonderful recipes and photos -- you have quickly become one of my very top food blog favorites and I just wanted to leave this note to say thanks!

Nan from MA.

marion said...

I worried a little, I must confess, and waned to email you to know if everything was ok :)
Now I know it's shiny in your heart and your ears, I can go back to my kitchen, and wait :)
Have a nice summer Warda !

enza said...

have a nice we and holidays looking forward your amazing recipes!
Here in italy is hot and I'm looking forward my holidays in sicily with my parents.
just 12 days in final countdown but it's still a long time

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Enjoy your time outside this summer -- save your blogging for a rainy day!

Amanda said...

Oh, the way you're spending your time sounds absolutely wonderful! Enjoy it--we'll be here when you are ready, Warda.

Giorgia said...

waiting for you, waza! but enjoy your holidays until you can...

Amanda said...

There is an award for you on my blog!

eleonora said...

Il y a un peu de français et d'anglais, alors j'écris en français..et bravo pour ton blog

Christine said...

Warda - What an incredible find - raspberries in your back yard. I'm so jealous...we have nothing but weeds and more weeds.

If you see someone with a too big basket absconding with all your berries, well, it's me ;)

CollyWolly said...

Ahhh Summertime,sweet summertime, you stole my friend away for awhile!! So glad you are enjoying your time outside with family Warda-Rose. And how lucky to have your own raspberries growing and ready for picking. Can't wait to see what you have for us. Hugs from Colleen xx

Anonymous said...

Your raspberries look absolutely delicious... nice to pick up berries in your own garden.
Ciao.
Orchidea

Susan from Food Blogga said...

It's sounds like you've been embracing life. Enjoy! :)

Warda said...

- Jen, we've been very lucky to find these raspberries. We didn't even know we had them.

- LJ, thank you! Soon, hopefully!

- Shayne, I'll teach you if you don't know them. They are quite easy. I am sure cards go very well with couscous pudding ;)

- Nan, Thank You for such a sweet message! It made my day :)

- Marion, I wanted to send you an e-mail as well to say hi, since it's been a while since we talked. Thank you for your note ma chere et tendre Marion. Have a great week. Bisous.

- Enza, hang on there; just a few more days, sweetie. Enjoy your holidays in Sicily! :)

- Lydia, we actually had some rainy days and they were spent baking and cooking and taking naps and playing cards ;)

- Amanda, you are so sweet. Thank you. And thank you for the award as well! Very touched :)

- Giorgia, thank you very much!

- Eleonora, merci beaucoup pour ton passage et pour ce petit mot :)

- Christine, we actually had a lady recently being way too close with my raspberries without our permission. I was shocked!
So if it's you, just leave me a note or something ;)

- Colleen, I missed you too, my dear friend! I'm having a blast with my family and am very grateful to have them near. Hugs.

- Orchidea, thank you! We've been enjoying them a lot.

- Susan, thank you! I love summer :)

Lo said...

Quite alright. I've missed you. But, I'll simply work on nibbling on those berries while I await what's next :)

vegeyum said...

The raspberries look so very luscious. Enjoy your summer. It is quite cold here, and we are very rugged up against the drizzling rain and the cold wind. (Although in comparison to your winters you might find it quite warm here.)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Looking forward to it - berries are in season here, too (well, some, anyway), and I'm toying with how best to use them...

Pannifer's said...

What a gorgeous photo!

My mother used to grow raspberries. They're a lot of work to pick, but so worth it!

www.potsandpins.com said...

Your blog is utterly charming! I've printed out a few recipes that I must make - I'll let you know how they turn out and thanks! Nan

Krimo said...

Looks like you're having a very long and enjoyable weekend...
I long for real berries grown without chemicals and tasting like they should taste. I'm sure yours do.

Kristen said...

Enjoy your time away. Sometimes every blogger needs a little vacation. We'll be here when you return :)