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Ode to the Fruits of Summer

sweet cherriesraspberriesThe past few days, my cooking and baking has been at a minimum.  With all the fresh produce available this time of year, we have been eating lots of salads and raw fruits, because when food is this fresh, it tastes so good in its most natural state.  Raspberries, blueberries, and cherries are in season right now, and they are some of the most flavorful fruits! This is the time of year to be outside as much as possible, and to let go of the schedule as much as possible.  Sometimes the best recipe is no recipe at all, but just eating raspberries right from the bush, or stopping along the road at a stand that says “washed sweet cherries,” and eating the sweet, juicy cherries right there in the car.

water reflectionsSometimes the best photo is the one you didn’t take, the one that shimmers in your memory like water in a lake.

sunset along the pierSometimes you just want to laugh a little longer and hug your loved ones a little tighter,  stay up a little later, and drink a strong cup of coffee in the morning.

sunset at the beachSometimes the best stories are the ones you cannot possibly put into words, but remain in your heart forever.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer, and I will be back soon with a recipe to share! I have been working on my favorite pico de gallo recipe, but it still needs some work, much to my son’s and husband’s pleasure in testing each batch.


  1. Debbie Spivey

    Jenny – I have been eating so many cherries this summer. I bought some at the store and was eating them in the car while waiting on my husband to get off work. I think I may have spit a pit right into the window crack of the car door. I sure hope a tree doesn’t grow inside there…lol! Looks like your enjoying your summer! 🙂

    • Jenny

      Thank you Debbie, I hope you are enjoying your summer too!

  2. chef mimi

    Those are the prettiest raspberries I’ve ever seen!!!

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Mimi. They tasted as good as they looked, too! Such a treat. 🙂

  3. milkandbun

    Oh, I miss all those wonderful berries from my parents’s garden in my home-country.. I do love raspberries! 🙂

    • Jenny

      Thank you for commenting, Mila. I do love berries too, especially if I and my family pick them. 🙂 It is something special about summer. I hope you are having a great summer! 🙂

      • milkandbun

        Totally agree with you, Jenny! Self-picked and store-bought berries even taste different!?

  4. Abbey | threecatsandagirl

    I am longing for summer just reading this post!

    • Jenny

      I am longing for summer right now too!! It seems sooo far away!!

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