Tuesday, 12 April 2016

My Love Affair With Berries....♥️


Last week I was fortunate enough...

To purchase some Strawberries grown in Florida...

I find...at this time of year...the berries from Florida...

Are THE best around!!

No offense to California...{a truly amazing State}...

But...for my money...in these Spring months...

Florida wins...for me! 

I am never without a bowl of mixed berries...

Our Miss V loves them as well...so I like to keep them on hand ♥️ 
 


 There is nothing...like...sharing a few berries...with yogurt...and cake...

And...of course...a delightful cup of Tea!

I have shared many a bowl and cup with friends...

And...hope to do more in the future...


                                             "Berries and Tea Anyone?"....



Hope you are all having a great day...

Kinda bland here...spotty sunshine...those ridiculous winds again!!

Cleaning out drawers and ate a big bowl of my...

Skinny Beef...Vegetable and Barley soup...yum! 

Sure hits the spot on these gloomy days...

Potatoes are boiling...beef simmering...

Gonna build a Shepherds Pie for dinner tonight...

And some fresh green beans alongside...

Nothing like comfort food, eh??

And...I do believe one of these....


 Because I still have plenty of this!!

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday...

I am so glad that a few of you have made the bread/cake I featured last week...

Thanks for your feedback! Seems you can make it with any kind of berry...

Surprise...surprise!   Berries rule! hahaha!

I must share Miss V and I planting her seeds last week...so funny!

And...you should see them...not even a week later!! 

Wait until she sees them tomorrow...I can just hear her now...

                       "Whaaaaaaat?"....tee hee hee!


                         Cheers!    :o)

                              linda ♥️
 

56 comments:

  1. The photos of the strawberries makes my mouth water! I love berries too. Raspberries, black caps, strawberries mmmmm! Your salad looks amazing ;) We're getting the same weather here. More clouds than sun.
    Wendy

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    1. Haren't they the best! Today was blackberries...must pick up more strawberries tomorrow!
      Crappy weather...:o(

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  2. All looks divine ~ I've just dribbled down my chin. . . lol

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Hahaha!
      You need a dribble cup?

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    2. I'll ask Rosa if I can borrow her's . . . lol
      Saw her today . . . and Peter . . . :)

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    3. Wonderful! Hope they are both well....

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    4. Very well thanks and very lively . . . :)
      I will do a post about the family get together at the weekend. Little Peter loves her to bits . . . bless him . . :)

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    5. So nice that they can grow up together! They will be great friends♥️

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    6. Yes that will be nice and I think he will look after her . . . :)

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    7. Lovely Eddie....you are indeed lucky to have those 2 wee ones in your life...enjoy!

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  3. When our grandson visited from BC he wanted berries, berries, berries all the time. Thank goodness it was summer and there were local ones around.
    A mixed day here, sun, rain, wet snow, wind. I was outside for awhile then rushed in as the rain started, now the sun is out again. Glad Miss V had fun planting seeds, a future gardener.

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    1. I find the Ontario berries kinda pricey! But, they sure are delicious!
      No precip here....just limited sun...
      She will see them tomorrow!

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  4. Fresh berries make any dish or dessert more elegant!

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  5. We love berries here to I so prefer berries from our local farmers and I buy lots so I can freeze them and eat them through out the winter till their next season . Fresh berries and Greek yogurt YUMMY ! Lovely photos and Yummy food there . Thanks for sharing , have a good day , weekend is looking great here 16C and sunny !

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    1. I freeze and use them in baking....pies,loaves and crisps!

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  6. Delish. I always have berries too. Love them. Your soup sounds so good. I am off to the opening night of Carmen. Looking forward to some opera colour on a dull day.

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    1. Oh, good for you! Have a grand time!

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  7. the berries are getting better now aren't they,, you take the best photos and little miss v will be excited for sure,,

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    1. They are! I never stop buying them....
      I think she will be stoked! And..we should probably trans plant the seedlings.... What fun!

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  8. our strawberries here seem to be product of mexico!
    some are delicious... some not so much.
    but oh my. that cake with berries... just the picture alone! OMG.
    and i'm betting that miss v has inherited her nana's green thumb! XO

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    1. The Mexican ones always seem to be hollow inside! Hmmmmm.....
      We all love the cake and berries...I pulled one from the freezer for tomorrow!
      Miss V will need an afternoon snack♥️ After all the gardening! Hahaha!

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  9. My seeds are so slow..if I am hearing correctly from one province over..I have Borage sprouting..2 minuscule basil shoots and one tomato..tomahto..
    I bought berries too..
    but Watsonville Ca..the strawberries..Costco..4 lbs..2 for jam two for J:) And Mexico..the blackberries..

    Still iffy the weather here..cool..ISH..and sun and clouds..

    Thursday better..
    CTM..crying again.
    Pretty bowls and cups and cake and berries:)



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    1. Yes, but remember...Miss V and I planted Sunflowers and Pumpkins...BIG seeds!
      You say tomato...I say tamahto...hahaha!
      I was eating blackberries today...you making jam! Awesome!
      Weather grim here too......enough said....
      Oh gosh...CTM...cried both weeks....LOVE that show!
      Share your jam making......

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    2. I have..:) And it will reappear often..J is hooked..;)

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  10. You and Wanda are always making me hungry.
    :0)

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    1. Well then....I am in GREAT company....:o)
      How you doing?

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    2. I'm doing alright. Learning and growing, and that is what life is all about, yes?
      :0)

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    3. Absolutely....good for you! Never too old to learn something new.....

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    4. You are so smart.........

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  11. I'm a berry lover, too. Blueberries every day. :) Your photos are making me hungry and i just ate dinner. lol And I love the little birdie bowls.

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    1. Love them!
      How is Miss Audrey?♥️

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  12. Yes, you definitely post such lovely food photos! I discovered that raspberries and blackberries are a really low price at "Food Basics" this week. They're not super quality, but my BF uses them to make food smoothies for his breakfast. Have fun with little cutie tomorrow, I'll look forward to seeing the planting photos. :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I will get my boyfriend to pick some up!
      He does no frills and food basics!
      I will get to work on those photos....right after I finish crocheting this HUGE afghan! I only have a couple of weeks to finish!

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    2. Ohh, that's why I saw the BF in the parking lot of No Frills a while ago, he's a wise shopper! :) You're so multi talented, Ms. Linda. I'm not patient enough to be a crocheter, I'd rather see live theatre...

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    3. I think I could crochet, while watching live theatre! hahaha!
      Crochet is not that difficult...I retaught Devon!
      Enjoy your day! The sun is shining! Guess I will be at the park after lunch :o)

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  13. I love berries, too. And an assortment of fruit. All so healthy and delicious! Crazy weather around here today. Sunny, cool, cloudy, cold, no wind, lots of wind... Insanity!

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    1. Absolutely insane crazy stupid weather....Geesh! Supposed to be chilly again tomorrow!

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  14. There's a strawberry farm just down the road from my old house. I love it, when their berries are coming in. We have to go a couple of times. So gooood!

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  15. My Annalee is obsessed with berries! She would choose them any day over cake or icecream!

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    1. Hi Angie...thanks for stopping by1

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  16. I am hungry for berries . . .
    Oh my do they look like YUM . . .
    I can't wait to hear about Miss V and her seedlings . . .

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    1. Oh me too! They are growing by the minute!

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  17. I love berries and always keep a bag of frozen berries to eat with my yogurt. Yum! Love your berry pretty photos! :)

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    1. Well thanks berry much CHeryl!

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  18. That salad looks goooood! I love avocado, and berries too. We all do!! Strawberries look delish, and berry cake, very nice. Most of our berries have to be bought frozen, too hot here to grow them most of the year.

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    1. We can only grow them in the summer...do the fresh not get imported?? OR...too far...

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  19. I love berries, too. I have them almost every day. Sometimes just mixed fresh berries with a little cottage cheese, or yogurt (sometimes a sprinkle of granola or sunflower seeds on top too), or frozen blueberries in a smoothie, or berries with oatmeal in the morning. I'm really looking forward to my own strawberries producing even more this year! -Jenn

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    1. Berries are a hit!
      Oh...please show us yours, when they are growing! I tried one year...got a few, but my plant did not overwinter :o(

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  20. Mmmm....so much colour. I love berries too and found a pack of California strawberries on Monday that were reduced in price and really quite tasty. There is nothing like fresh local berries though and I certainly look forward to them in the summer months. I wish the imported ones weren't so expensive and they often spoil before we get to enjoy them all which is a waste. Your basil plant looks so healthy Linda. Did you grow it all winter indoors? There is a fresh herb company in our area called Sweet Valley Herbs and they supply a lot of stores and garden centres in the Maritimes. I buy a basil plant every year and enjoy it on salmon and in salads. Can't wait!! We're getting some spotty sun here today after the downpour of yesterday. Enjoy the day. xx Pam

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    1. I actually eat them twice a day....delish for breakfast with yogurt!
      I bought that potted Basil when we got home from Florida...so....about a month now! At the grocery store!
      Well worth the $3....use it a lot!
      We had sunshine today...still a bit chilly!

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  21. With such delicious berries what isn't to love! xx

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