Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ruby Colored Gems
I picked up these little beauties at Raab's fruit farm yesterday morning. My mom suggested that I let the cherries "plump" in some water for a few hours before freezing (for pies). Aren't they gorgeous?
We also love cherry pudding, pronounced "churry puddin" here in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
In some other exciting news: corn is in season!! Poor Emma can't quite eat it this year because of her loose front teeth, but we all enjoyed it, some of us with a spoon.
During the summer, we usually travel a good bit - spending a week in Iowa and two weeks in Florida. We're unsure how the Bradenton/Sarasota area will be affected by the oil spill, so we've decided to indefinitely postpone/cancel our trip. I am obviously quite disappointed, simply because it's nice for the kids to be able to spend some time with us (read: Rob) just having fun without the responsibilities (read: distractions of work/phone/computer) that crowd into our everyday lives. So, my question is: what are your vacation plans for the summer? Do you go to the same place every year? What are some of your summer-time traditions?
In any case, whenever I need a little breath of relaxation, I simply look back to last year -