We are pretty thrilled to be in the thick of fresh fruits and vegetables right now. This past month has brought us so many deliciously fresh favorites that we will certainly be sad to see go. I don't think there is anything like freshly picked raspberries! Lucky for us, our local farm as a short September pick your own crop we will most definitely heading back for some of those! Here are some other items we've enjoyed this past month...
While vacationing in Cape Cod, we stopped at a farm stand that had the biggest, most beautiful blackberries! When I was a kid, my grandmother had tons of blackberry bushes that lined her property and I have beautiful memories of sitting in her yard for endless amounts of time picking and sampling those beauties! It's so funny how I taste have a specific food can bring you right back to where you first fell in love with it. That may sound dramatic but I'm seriously in love with blackberries 💗
August was the month where my girls were busy making all sorts of flavored water combinations with all the fresh fruit of the season! Strawberry/lime, blueberry/lemon, orange/lemon/lime, watermelon/strawberry…you get the idea! I usually just throw slices of cucumber or lemon in my water but we found these cool water bottle infusers that have a chamber in the center for your fruit/veggies/herbs. Smart idea!
And of course our garden, we have had a wonderful season with a lot of hot weather and have resulted in a lot of fresh vegetables and flowers! We have more tomatoes than I know what to do with has meant a lot of bruchetta, pasta with fresh tomatoes and herbs and salads. I think these little gems are best eaten solo! There is nothing like a fresh tomato off the vine!
We will enjoy every bit while it lasts! Like Summer, it doesn't last long!