When I was younger, I used to climb this doorway just like CP is doing in the picture (A taught him how). I'd get to the top and my siblings would say, "RAAAASSSBERRRIIIIEEEESSSS". If you've seen Thoroughly Modern Millie you'll know why that was funny enough to make me fall. That's not what this post is really about, but that's how my brain works..
Thursday, some friends from my former neighborhood posted on facebook that they were getting a really great deal on cases of raspberries from their produce coop, I ordered three cases. We ate a lot (it was nice to have enough that I could just let the boys eat away without feeling like the fruit scrooge), we gave some away, I froze a gallon bag full for use in smoothies, and made a batch of jam. We debated making more jam, or freezing more, but thought we'd try something different.
A couple of weeks ago I took the boys to the county fair, when we walked through the 4H building, I noticed there were several entries for canned raspberries. I thought about some of the things we'd use frozen raspberries for- cooked for a topping on ice cream or cheese cake especially- and thought that would work with canned ones, minus the risk freezing seems to carry around here (we haven't had the greatest luck with freezers, combined with children who like to leave freezer doors slightly ajar for some reason). Canned raspberries are beautiful. I wish I had bought several more cases (assuming they taste okay in whatever I use them in- I don't plan on eating them plain).