Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mommy, Mommy, Look What I Made!



I didn't do a garden this year. I suck too much. The last two years have been disasters for the most part with a couple of successes growing up in between. That's why I like berries. They're very hardy and self-sufficient. Especially raspberries. You don't have to do anything but plant them to make them grow, and you have to be extremely talented to ruin them or kill them--I'm not at that level of plantocide yet. So today I went out and picked my first crop of purple raspberries and my second crop of red raspberries. (And Beck picked a nice big handful of the white, unripe ones. Thanks, Honey.) I think I'll make Rote Gr├╝tze tonight, which is German for "super yummy berry sauce you serve warm over vanilla ice cream."

12 comments:

Mindi said...

i don't do gardens because i suck, as well, but i take it to the next level by mooching off of my father-in-law's garden. i have it down to a fine art form.

it's good to know people who know people.

Christie said...

Oh - I love fresh raspberries. I tried to grow them in Lehi, and they all died :( Guess mine weren't so hardy.

rachel said...

That sounds sooo good! I hope to be a gardiner someday, gotta get the garden first :)

MiaKatia said...

Plantocide! Those looks yummy and the sauce sounds yummy squared.

Kristine said...

Yummy!!! I love raspberries!

The Monsen Fam said...

Ohh! Good Idea! I kill everything, that is why my yard has bushes and not flowers, and both plants I got for Chayces birth have since died ( either wated too much or not enough) Berries would be great for me!

Tiburon said...

Ooo that sounds YUMMY!

jennie w. said...

Are those the actual berries you picked? Wow!

Chelsea said...

Oh YUM! Eat some with cream and sugar for me!

Omgirl said...

Yes, those are my actual berries, Jennie! And I got about that many again in the last 3 days since then. I LOVE having berry bushes! Too bad my strawberry patch got buried by our driveway laying crew.

Shanz said...

I LOVE RASPBERRIES! Wow. Maybe if they are that hearty, I shoud grow some!

Karyn said...

Raspberries are yummy. Last year I had WHITE raspberries. (Fully ripe white raspberries.)