August 1, 2012

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

“There is something in the red of a raspberry pie that looks as good to a man as the red in a sheep looks to a wolf.” - E. W. Howe

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day!

My next door neighbor is one of the cutest older ladies I have ever met. She's a true French-Canadian woman through and through; she's small in stature, but huge in personality and generosity. The apartment I live in was built on land she used to own, so our backyards are adjacent. Over the years, she's encouraged me to wander over whenever I want and help myself to her raspberry and blackberry bushes.

Seriously... what a blessed life.

In the warm summer sun, I meandered across my garden into hers and picked fistfuls of the last remaining raspberries - and the first blackberries - of the season. I so appreciate this small, yet joyous, perk about living in the great state that I call home.

Today's food holiday was fresh, rich, and creamy... sharing is totally optional.

Happy National Raspberry Cream Pie Day!