Wednesday, July 18, 2007


This morning on my way to work, I passed by some blackberries that I usually pass by daily - but today I was stopped in my tracks. There were ripe blackberries on this vine! It was raining and I was getting wet, but still I stood there and picked 2 handfuls and ate them - right there in the alley! Usually I'm picking Blackberries in August and September - Hello? It's July!

Can I also say that one of the things I love about Seattle, is that you can walk to work within the city limits and be able to snack on wild blackberries, in an alley no less. What more could a girl want?

Monday, July 09, 2007


Olallieberries look like blackberries for a reason - they are descended from them. They are a cross between a loganberry and a young berry - both of which are crosses of blackberry with another berry. Unfortunately we never see them in Washington. I miss them so much it might be reason enough to move back to California. These berries have a short season, usually in June, the end of school was always the trigger and we'd start looking for Olallieberry pies. They are bigger and sweeter than a blackberry. If you've never had them I'd urge you to seek them out.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


Ah...the amazing blueberry is in season again. Firm, fruity, sweet - I often eat them like grapes, I can't get enough. Not only are they good but they are good for you. Evidence is growing that they help with medical problems such as cancer, hypertension, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and can lower cholesterol levels. All fresh fruits are good for us, but the mighty blueberry is a little dynamo. Have some everyday.

Friday, July 06, 2007


There really is no better way to start a day than with a cantaloup right at it's peak. The beautiful color, fruity perfume and delectable sweetness. It is perfection itself.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


The name says it all, doesn't it?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Sweet. Juicy. Crisp. A thick wedge of watermelon is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. I bet you want one right now. You can taste that fruity sweetness right now, can't you? OK, I have to go now and get a watermelon. See you later.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Plump, rosy. juicy, sweet rainier cherries, dangling from their stems, tempting your tastebuds, making your mouth water. Explosion of flavor. Suck on the pit, then spit. They do not disappoint.

Monday, July 02, 2007


First you gently squeeze the leathery skin and feel the slightest give of the fruit within. Then smell it; inhale deeply. Yes, it's ready. Slice aroung the pit and pull the wedges off. Lick the juice from your fingers. The first bite... bliss...