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Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Berries



These berries were part of my lunch today.
Here they are in my favorite vintage berry colander,
washed and ready to sprinkle over yogurt.
Beauty in the ordinary, right?
What's your favorite berry?



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74 comments:

  1. I am all about the strawberry. Though, naturally, we have a plethora of blackberries on our farm.

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    1. I have a strawberry patch but it's hard to keep the coons away. :(

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  2. Strawberries are my favorite too, but we naturally have a plethora of blueberries instead. :)

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    1. Those red raspberries are looking mighty tasty... Last time I prayed for red raspberries God gave me blackberries. They were yummy too.

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    2. those raspberries were especially sweet! I didn't have any grown in the yard last year...not sure what happened to my patch! But these were from the grocery, of course, being this early.

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  3. Love them all! I had some blackberries and strawberries today :)

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    1. Me, too...don't really have a favorite! Hey, we were on each other's blogs at the same time!...and talking about berries. ha.

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    2. lol - have a great week, it's gonna be a busy one here. Kind of short too with an Ohio trip in there at the end. The kids are all looking forward to it though, as are we, it's been a whole year since we were there!

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    3. have a wonderful trip!

      my boys are on spring break this week...should be fun at my zoo! hahaha.

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    4. My plethora of berries is currently in the freezer. I am not sure how I will get them all used up... Pie, maybe?

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    5. what a nice dilemma! :) I'd throw them in everything if you were trying to use them up before this season's comes on. ...muffins, pancakes, pie, in yogurt, My favorite is crisp...that takes up 5-6 cups. yum.

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  4. I have no favorite berry
    As I just find them scary
    I thought you'd have another with a face
    Right in the middle of the space
    Not a one to be had
    Guess they ran out at your pad
    Have a berry nice night
    As you berry you head and turn out the light

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    1. more than one face a week
      might make everyone scream
      as they already think I'm crazy
      and my brain a little hazy.
      So we went with faceless ones
      and ate them up one by one.

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    2. haha so you saved the ones with the face
      And they didn't get chowed down at any pace
      That will sure make them smile
      Not getting added to the to be eaten pile

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  5. i think blackberries are my favorite I love like smell but really I love all berries always lol!

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    1. I love the color of blackberries when they are baked in a crumble or pie...that dark blue-purple color? Lovely!

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    2. yes i love for pies and love blackberries with cream!

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    3. my fsvorite ice cream is blackberries Ice cream lol

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    4. We have a brand of really good icecream here that has a blackberry flavor with big chunks of chocolate in it. It's wonderful! yum.

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    5. when I was a child we had only a few tasty of Ice cresm and when I go to the beach and find blackberry ice cream I was in love...lol

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    6. Love Love Love Blackberries!!
      Love Love Raspberries!

      Great pictures Betsy.

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  6. I like them all but guess strawberries would be my pick.

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    1. I looked up 'berry' and grapes and tomatoes are in the berry family! Who knew!? ha.

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  7. i am all about the berries...would take them over chocolate any day

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  8. beautiful it is, mine, black berries,

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    1. yum...good choice. I think they are the most beautiful, too!

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  9. My favorite berry is blueberries!! Yum :) Very colorful and pretty lunch!

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    1. and not a single strawberry!...toothless or otherwise! lol.

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  10. Oh, you have all of my favorites in that beautiful colander...poured over Almond pound cake with whip cream. No calories there, I'm guessing. (o:

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    1. almond pound cake? oh my gosh...

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  11. You are all making me very hungry.

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    1. wish you were here...I'd serve you a bowlful! :)

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  12. I'm a fan of all berries, but blueberries are my favorite. Funny...for "B" I totally expected you to choose birds. Instead, I did. What? Seems backward. :-) I must say, your berries look mighty delicious.

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    1. haha..oh, that is so funny. I did think of bird. And cat for C. Trying not to be totally predictable, although...if I draw a mental block today, C may well turn into cat. lol.

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  13. Raspberries, why has nobody chosen raspberries - the finest berry by far. Indeed, a dish of fresh raspberries sprinkled with sugar must be in the top five greatest pleasures known to man (or woman) kind.

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    1. they are one of my favorites! Good choice, Alan! They are delicious just as they are...and really don't even need the sugar. When I pick them, most go straight into my mouth! ha.

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  14. I'm with Alan! Red rasberries are my favorite, but they are pricey---so blueberries are more common on my table. Just thinking about red rasberries makes me smile. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. they were on special at our grocery last week....maybe they will be for you, too.

      How are you doing? I've been thinking about you!

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  15. A bowl of beautiful berries!! Yay!!

    Take care
    x

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    1. I thought so, kitty....had to take it's picture! :)

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  16. Goodmorning!My favorite berry is all of them lol.I love fruit and they all taste pretty good to me.Reminds me to have some cereal now with strawberries on it.Have a happy Monday!

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    1. mmm...I love cereal with fruit on it! Yummy!

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  17. ha, your zoo, my circus, it's all the same thing! lol

    ~Martha~ use them in smoothies, that takes up quite a bit too or perhaps concoct a few berry milkshakes, or the list above, it all sounds good. can't go wrong with berries!

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    1. smoothies...that's a great idea...and frozen ones are perfect for that!

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  18. Mmmm...I love berries. I love raspberries the best and planted some raspberry plants several years ago. Wild blackberries seem to be taking over. I'll take them too! We have a blueberry patch here and get tons of those (they're my least favorite).

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    1. I need to plant a blueberry bush. Everyone that has them says they take over! ha. I'd love to have that problem!

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    2. Hi Betsy how are you today? I wanna plant blueberry too!

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    3. Morning, Gloria! Yes, I think we both need a blueberry plant! :) I'm good today. How are you and Esparanza? Better?

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    4. Esperanza is better thanks Betsy but she still is angry with me :( sigh!

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    5. Oh dear. She will get over it. So she got to go back to school? I'm sure it feels good to have the house empty for a change! You had a long week last week! I took 2 days off from doing laundry and now I have a mountain of it! lol. My boys are home..on spring break this week, so no solitude for me. ha.

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    6. Yes I know dear was a terrible she doesnt talk with me! she is mute!lol Is OK I know how is she and yes she was to school.
      I have to make a lot of laundry too lol

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    7. Oh, she will be fine. Deep down she knows you were right and she was too sick to go to the concert.

      My whole house needs cleaning. But I need to do laundry first. ha.

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    8. Not all clean
      Geez those cats must really be making a scene..haha

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    9. haha...they are shedding! And five men can make a mess, too...you should see the loo. lol.

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    10. LOL I do not want to see that
      might curl up the nose of Pat..haha

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    11. all clean now
      don't have a cow.
      lol.

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  19. Yum, those berries look quite tasty, and nice picture of them. Strawberries are my favorite berry. I've always been fond of them and I started liking them even more when pregnant. I remember going to one of the local farm "stands" in early summer during first trimester when my sense of smell had just increased. I walked into the building and the scent of strawberries filled the air. I could almost taste them.

    I have strawberry plants in my backyard which I'm hoping to get a chance to transplant in a sunnier spot along with protecting from the local wildlife.

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    1. aw..thanks for sharing that. Isn't it funny how we all remember what tasted especially good when we were pregnant? For me it was ice cream and Mexican food...and cherry pie. yum.

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  20. Yummmmooooo...I love berries and the season is just starting! :-)

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    1. I know...one of the best things about the change in seasons is the change in foods!

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  21. What a beautiful bowl...sorry...I mean berries. :)

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    1. haha...yep, that could have been the B, too!

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  22. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite. I love them all! We have been enjoying blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and mangos for dessert almost every night for the last month or so!! blessings ~ tanna

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  23. I love all berries but, as I don't grow them, they can be expensive. Raspberries are my favourite - it used to be that they were a seasonal treat when you couldn't buy them out of season, but now they import them all the time.

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    1. that's the way it is here....if you want to pay, you can have most things year round!

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  24. That's a colander? Wow, too cool!

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  25. Psst Betsy wouy go to make the letter C? You kno sometimes I havent PC and I wanna comment you !

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    1. haha...you are so funny! Right now...go look! :)

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