Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simple Summertime Pleasure: Raspberries



One of the greatest of all summertime pleasures is eating raspberries.

Fresh off their thorny bushes, baked into pies or turnovers, or mushed with a sprinkle of sugar, these ruby red darlings are a highlight of summer.

Part of their allure is that they remind me of my father. He had a slew of raspberry bushes behind the garage at our old family homestead.  

In the summer, when the buds burst open into fat, juicy red berries that stained one's fingers,  my father was in his glory. Few things gave him more pleasure than picking berries and sharing them with his kids. 

Raspberries have a sweet/sour taste and well, they are just delectable.   

Joining Dayle's Simple Summer Pleasures Party at A Little of This and That. Thanks for hosting Dayle! If you lived nearby, I'd go to the Farmers Market and buy you some raspberries!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BERRY?

12 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yusef loves raspberries. Last summer while at my aunt's place in Michigan, they could go out into her garden to pick them and would do so for a breakfast treat on cereal or oatmeal and if she got enough, she would bake up a little pie. I bought a frozen berry blend last nite and will probably make a cobbler. Have a great day. Tammy

Dayle said...

I can't pick a favorite berry ... I love 'em all!

LDH said...

Raspberries rank high on my list of favorite berries!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love berries and I think Raspberries are delicious.

Karen said...

Raspberries, look so yummy! Shocking, but I've never cooked with them. Just may have to add Raspberries to my list. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Kay K said...

Fresh fruit ..just dont get any better ...

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Oh, to have raspberries where you could just reach out and pick them! I think blueberries are my favorite.

sarah said...

yum...love berries and raspberries top the list.

Anonymous said...

All colors of berries are yum in my opinion.
Your picture is so real it would be nice to reach in and grab one! :)Chris

Barb said...

Hi Susan,
I could't pick a favourit berry.....all berries are 'Berry Delicious' ....
Sorry about that ..could'nt help myself...

God bless
Barb from Australia

no spring chicken said...

The saddest thing. I had to remove my raspberry canes to make room for a vegetable garden. We saved some to transplant but I lost them all... Sigh.

Blessings, Debbie

Chatty Crone said...

I agree - I love raspberries and they are so healthy for you too - doesn't often happen that things that are good for you are good tasting!

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