Summer is rapidly approaching for us dwellers of the Northern Hemisphere and that means berry season is already here for many of us. If you are my mother that means you can make your grimace-face now, but if you are someone who loves berries as much as I do then I have some things for you.
To consume and imbibe
If you are attempting to be more healthful because your doctor yelled at you about cholesterol and not dying early, I offer you these Summer Breakfast Quinoa Bowls, this Roasted Berry and Brie Kale Salad, and this Strawberry Almond Cacao Smoothie. These Strawberry Oat Bars with Thyme and Chocolate Chunks will help us transition into the less-healthful things.
For those of us here to have the berries topping our delights be the only healthful thing about them, I offer this masterpiece of a Bourbon Berry Cake from Southern Fatty, these Lemon Champagne Bars with Strawberry Bruleé Topping, or these much better takes on a Toaster Strudel, the Raspberry Brie and Chocolate Puff Pastry.
And finally, I could not leave us high and dry, so try these Triple Berry Mojitos, a Strawberry Rainier Cherry Muddler or these Strawberry Thyme Lillet Spritzers which should help you use up any leftover thyme from those bars.
Further Internet Spoils
Recommended reading: It seems like a lot of farm-to-table restaurants in Tampa Bay are a lie, which probably means they also are elsewhere. The world is dark and cold, so make another berry cocktail and look to the next line for comfort.
Recommended viewing: I cannot recommend these bears playing with a balloon highly enough.
The weirdest thing I found this week: This man took a break from being human by “being” a goat. I will admit to worrying about this man a little.
And last but never least, your weekly tip on How To Be A Better Human: Sometimes the Internet is okay, like when Man discovers he loves hockey, hockey discovers it loves man. At the very least we should be okay to each other, but I personally feel we should strive for more.
A final word, or series of them.
I’m sure I’ll come up with something lovely to put here to end this, unless I get too busy putting berry-laden things into my face.