At the height of wineberry season last year, it was brutally hot in New Jersey, and our air conditioner was broken. The idea of picking berries in the sun and then having no reliable way to cool off after we were done was less-than-appealing. So we opted out of berry picking and all of the delicious baking that went along with it.
It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, but there was more than one day this past winter when I lamented the lack of wineberries in the freezer. Sometimes you just want a taste of summer on a January afternoon, you know?
This season, with our air conditioner replaced, and the ability to once again cool off after time in the sun, we’ve more than made up for last year’s lack of wineberries. Not only did we pick them in our own yard, but Neil and I took a few buckets over to the office building where I work, and we picked berries there around the perimeter of the parking lot. Twice!
I’ve baked two Wineberry Crisps in a week, and frozen enough of the leftovers to make another three crisps sometime in the next year, whenever the urge strikes. Or maybe I will use them in scones. Or muffins. Whatever I do with them, it’s a nice feeling to once again have a berry stash in the freezer.
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples. It’s more laid back than the Project 365s of previous years. You can learn more here 🙂
Here’s a very short video, featuring 1.5-second moments from the week:
Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥