Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesdays Tourist

                                   Great Smoky Mountains - looking down into Gatlinburg

Another view looking down on Gatlinburg

Laurel Falls Great Smoky Mountains.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Raspberries, Raspberries, Raspberries!

We picked 16 pounds of raspberries this week. Yes I said pounds not pints! I should have taken pictures, but I didn't. We had two very large "flats" of berries! We go to a local farm that we can pick our own for $3.25 a pound. So we have been busy making freezer jam and various other berry infused things. I tried 3 different recipes for freezer jam, one of which is on the berry farm's website. Champaign Berry Farm - champaignberryfarm.com
Recipe #1 from the Sure-Jel box A little too sweet for me
Recipe #2 from Ball Instant Fruit Pectin - no cooking pectin with water, which saves some time.
Recipe #3 from champaignberryfarm.com - freezer raspberry sauce
We froze a gallon bag and a quart bag of whole berries for use later. Since there is still quite a few in the fridge I think that means there will be at least 1 cobbler or pie and maybe some homemade ice cream in the near future!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Plant Photos

Purple Coneflowers

White Coneflowers


Cigar Plant & Nastursiums

Flowerbed at the barn

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Tourist

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on Montmarte Paris

The "String Men"