For the past two Sundays we have been blackberry picking. Last weekend I took the boys out early Father’s Day morning and we had great success. I had my eye on some wild blackberry bushes that we always drove by on the way to preschool. I decided early Sunday morning was the best time to pick since these bushes are on a somewhat busy road with several manufacturing facilities, which means work traffic coming and going. Continue reading
I’m sure you have all seen the mini muffin “donut” craze on blogs already. I have been wanting to try it out and have several ideas. This particular muffin wasn’t even on my radar, but as I headed up to the mountains with the boys I knew I wanted to try something. I was first thinking something zucchini since it is plentiful in the garden right now. I brought up several zucchini with us, but alas, I have eaten most of them already!
I think I have may have mentioned before how our lettuce in the garden is done. Well that wasn’t completely true. You see, somehow we managed to miss the packet of arugula seeds when planting the garden. So I planted them a while ago and now we have arugula! It won’t last long since the temps are up on the 90s so I am enjoying it as often as possible.
Over the weekend we also had our first blackberries. It wasn’t enough to do much, especially since Jack kept eating them while I was trying to pick them without getting too scratched up! It was enough, however, to put on a wonderful salad with arugula. I have had it a couple of times this week it is so simple and delicious.
It is offcially summer break now! To start it off a bit rocky my husband had to leave the country for business the very first full day of break. That’s right, me and three rambunctious boys alone for nearly seven days. This calls for baking and keeping their mouths full. For our first morning without Daddy we made these muffins. They were a huge hit. Sean declared them “the bestest muffins ever”!
They provided the boys with enough energy to play outside and help in the garden. I planted some more zucchini and yellow squash seeds. Just because! I pulled up two big areas of lettuce last weekend and figured why not try to grow something it those spots. It is still a little early for the pumpkins seeds to go in and squash was the answer. We’ll see if it grows.
Today just so happens to be my 100th post as well as my first blogiversary. So congrats and celebrate with this classic and scrumptious dessert.
Normally one would celebrate a special occasion with a cake, but I felt like doing something different. While I love a good cake, I prefer to minimize sweet frosting, plus I love a dessert with a slightly unique presentation. Continue reading