... picking raspberries! Yes - it was cloudy, not very hot, with a pleasant breeze - perfect day!
We went to Hutchinson Farm, one of the 'Pick-your-own' farms in the area - and we filled 2 baskets quite quickly (despite their warning that picking is very slow due to the storm blowing away most of the berries):
We ended up with about 8 pounds (after cleaning)... so we continued our work and...
This is the golden 'life' of our raspberry confiture - the sugar syrup
Add the fruits...
Wait for it... wait for it...
Oh.... almost ready... the house smells wonderful and I am so looking forward to tomorrow's breakfast: Crepes with Raspberry confiture! Oh, yes!
How are you spending your summer days?!
P.S. Last night I posted the 'mystery' picture of the golden syrup on Facebook, asking my friends and followers what they think it might be. I had a few close encounters like 'honey', 'caramel' or 'peanut brittle before the peanuts are added' - all close enough to the real syrup.
However, the award for 'the most creative and funny answer' goes to my Canadian friend Emma from A Polymer Penchant. She insisted her final answer will be "a hippo having a caramel beer". If that is not making you smile... I don't know what would!