Our strawberries grow in groups of two or three, and are very tiny. So I’ve been saving each one in a bag in the freezer, in the hopes that I can eventually make the smallest, but sweetest, batch of jam.
We made strawberry ice cream to celebrate the first day of summer. And the first day of summer rewarded us by raining again. So we enjoyed our ice cream cones inside on the couch watching a movie. At least it tasted like summertime.
Our goals are pretty simple: 1. Make this yum looking strawberry ice cream. Doesn’t it look the creamiest? Where can I get some pretty strawberries? 2. Pick up a couple more flowers at the garden store. The key here is that we need some blooming flowers. We have a lot of flowers in the growing stages, but we want some blooms to attract some more bees! Have a good one!
We added a strawberry patch to the garden! Isn’t it just the cutest little patch you ever did see.
We made the planter ourselves with our creative gardening skills. I really wanted a tiered circular planter, to add some visual interest to the garden. We had a hard time finding one that fit my landscape vision, so we made our own using some garden edging. Now its perfect.
I added some new wedding cards to the shop this month! I am partial to the strawberries. How cute would a wedding in a strawberry field be? Plus the smell, and all the jam possibilities!
Some things I found this week:
- Funny animal cakes.
- I’ve been running in the sticky hot weather, and might need some more headbands to keep the hair from plastering itself to my face. Cute for non-running too.
- Peach sorbet. Really into peaches right now.
- These phone cases are real pretty.
- Do I need a watercolored painted summer scarf?
I can’t really believe that we will be married a whole year on Sunday. We are gonna spend the weekend doing everything we like to do together. Y’all have a good one! And here’s a picture of a tiny strawberry we grew with love, sunshine, and water.
I am not super adventurous with pies. I like the apple/peach variety. Pumpkin of course. Lemon meringue, but without the meringue part. Just the basics.
A friend suggested a strawberry rhubarb pie. I have never tried one. I am not really even sure what rhubarb is, but I do know that the leaves are poisonous (thank you, Martha Stewart). Rhubarb to me equals pink celery.
But guess what? Strawberry rhubarb pies are yummy. Just the right amount of not too sweet. If you are still in need of a Thanksgiving dessert, and for some reason don’t want to go classic, I would recommend this delicious strawberry/pink celery combo. (I used this recipe from smitten kitchen.)
I bought a blender recently and have taken on making my own smoothies for myself and the girl. I’ve decided to start with breakfast smoothies as they seemed like the easiest ones to start with. I started out following a smoothie recipe that I found to the exact measurement and although it turned out pretty good, it got me thinking…you can’t really mess up a smoothie as long as you’re working with the basic principles so I’ve started to make up my own smoothie recipes that are easy and pretty much follow common sense and my own taste buds.
First up, a banana-strawberry-raspberry smoothie. Here’s my first inaccurate smoothie recipe that was quite delicious:
- Add handful of ice cubes ( or frozen smoothie cubes if you have them!)
- Tear up a couple of bananas and throw in
- 5 to 7 strawberries with the tops cut off
- A long squeeze of honey from the bear
- A fistful of raspberries
- Lastly, a couple of spoonfuls of plain yogurt
- Blend well and enjoy