BLACKBERRIES, WEIRD AL AND CARAMEL APPLES
Blackberry season is in full swing and I have a ton of them! My gardening style, dear viewers, is what I like to call "half-wild", and I have allowed a blackberry bush to grow in my yard. If you purchase blackberries at the market you can expect to pay a couple of dollars per pint---and picking them by the roadside is dicey because of spraying and pollution. Such are my reasons for allowing a bush to exist in my yard.
At any rate, I have already made a delicious treat with these berries called "Blackberry Rose Ice Pops".
here. My picture is not doing justice to the treat (the Country Living picture is much better!)---it is much more tasty than I have made it look and the hint of rose gives it an extra special twist.
Aren"t these earrings adorable?
It is County Fair season and one thing I get obsessed with this time of year is caramel apples. At our fair there is usually a deluxe caramel apple booth (not the standard caramel apples you find all over the midway)
that sells an amazing treat---a caramel apple that is then dipped in chocolate and finally rolled in Oreo cookies. Ridiculously good! Unfortunately, the booth was not at our fair this year! Oh, the disappointment!
I went looking around Etsy and found a new shop that sells a similar, delicious-looking apple:
I may not have gotten my deluxe caramel apple last night but I had the great fortune to see Weird Al Yankovic play at our county fair. Man, he puts on a good show! The guy is 52 and he has more energy than I can ever muster. And he has been doing this for decades! He had a large movie screen behind him playing clips from ALTV, his music videos, and other Al-related stuff. If you haven't seen his mock interview on ALTV with Eminem, well, put that on your to-do list :) My husband is a huge Weird Al fan, since back in the UHF days, and he doesn't know it (unless he reads this of course) but he is getting this for his birthday:
|Weird Al Merch|
A reminder about August----we will have a "Blue Moon" on August 31st! This means that August will contain two full moons. Happy Blue Moon!