Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Welcome Balloonatics!

I hope your stay here is comfy. Feel free to browse, but remember -- you break it, you bought it.

If you happen to see Rocky Bandit, give him a bump! Leave me your balloon's name in the comments and I'll return the favor.

It's a lovely day for flying!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ahhhhh.... Berries!

Berries have finally arrived at the Farmer's Market. Last week, we were able to pick up blueberries and blackberries.

All of the berries were incredibly plump and juicy. The blueberries didn't last long enough to be converted into anything -- we enjoyed those straight up with cream.

The blackberries, on the other hand, became cobbler (using Mom's recipe, of course). After simmering the berries and sugar, the mix seemed a little too soupy (probably because they were so damn full of juice to begin with), so I dipped out a lot of the juice before pouring it up.*

We topped it off with some homemade vanilla bean ice cream and formally welcomed the summer.

* Because we are environmentally sensitive and careful to avoid waste, we took one for the team and turned the sweetened juice into a pitcher of blackberry martinis. Oh, the hardships we must endure...