I walked today.
Often, I park my car at the grocery store, then walk around the Xroads Mall, back to my car, and into the grocery store to do my shopping. Today, I didn't walk quite that far, but I walked to the far end of the mall, and stopped at Bed, Bath and Beyond to get a new brownie pan. On the way back I walked through the XRoads Farmers Market. It's there only Tuesdays, and features local produce. I told myself I was just looking, not buying today, but of course I bought. I wasn't carrying much cash, and the market only takes cash.
But I did buy 1 gorgeous heirloom tomato:
I also bought some organic raspberries:
I made a simple syrup with 2 cups of boiling water and 1 1/2 cup of sugar, cooked until the sugar was completely dissolved. Then I turned off the heat and added all of the raspberries. Then I blended them with an immersion blender. I strained the raspberry syrup through a wire strainer. This took forever! My strainer is small, so it took about 5 batches. The syrup was thick, and there were tons of seeds. The syrup would not go through! I had to mush it through with a wooded spoon. Finally I put the bowl of raspberry syrup in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to cool. Put it in our ice cream maker, and voila:
Honestly, it is to die for.
Why am I talking about everything BUT knitting? I am working on Samantha's Glass Slipper Socks, and making good progress, but they don't look much different, day to day.
C. A. Losi