Blackberry season is glorious. I love it so much because we have wild blackberries everywhere here, so whenever I have a hankering for blackberries, I can always count on being able to pick a bunch with my own two hands.
Blackberry bushes have taken over the back roads that are just s short walk away from our house, so when Cole and I head out for our evening walks in August, we are sure to grab a big bowl to carry along with us to fill with those juicy purple beauties. We make a game out of who can pick the most blackberries, and end up coming home with a full bowl in a matter of twenty minutes.
Usually we enjoy a fresh juicy handful with some vanilla ice cream, and then I freeze the rest for future baking adventures. They are an especially exciting freezer find during the fall and winter months long after all of the fresh summer berries have disappeared.
Those of you who have read previous blog posts will know that I have a little bit of a thing for jam; and when I say “a little thing” I mean, I will pretty much eat it on anything and I have no issue eating it straight from the jar. Like, “hi my name is Kristie and I am a jam addict…”
Seriously though. I love jam. I love alllll the jam. Every flavour; sweet or savoury – hit me up with a spoonful of that fruity goodness.
So a couple weeks ago, when the incredible Natalie from East Van Jam offered to send me a couple jars of her Raspberry and Blueberry Jam to try – it was literally like all of my jam dreams were coming true.
*This post was sponsored by Vitamix & feedfeed. However, all opinions and stories are 100% my own.
This past weekend was a good one. I mean probably not in the way you are imagining. Like, I didn’t spend the weekend at Disneyland or go bungee jumping or take a kite-surfing lesson. Nothing extra cool like that; but I did manage to be uncharacteristically productive in the accomplishing tedious (but very necessary) tasks department.
For instance; I organized my pantry –something I have been meaning to do for weeks… (okay more like months); I vacuumed; Cleaned my office (so necessary); Retrieved a package from the post office; Purchased groceries for the week (like a proper adult); Forgot a couple of items at the grocery store, which I then returned to said grocery store to purchase; Went to the bank (am I the only person still doing this?); Did multiple loads of laundry (it got real); and I remembered to water the plants at my parents place while they are out of town.