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Home-grown blueberries

Get in my fruit tart!

Between a quick trip to the beach and a little get-together Saturday night, we stopped by at my bf’s childhood home to feed the cats (his parents are away) and pick some fruit. I knew his mother is a big gardener, and I knew these fruit bushes existed, but it was the first time I helped pick any. For a city slicker, this was pretty exciting.

Blackberries

Not quite ripe blackberries

There were some good big, plump and sweet blueberries for the pickin’, but the figs and the blackberries, as you can see, could use more time to fatten.

Would you like some?

Would you like some?

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Then, off to a friend’s home for some grub and Rock Band night. It was supposed to be a Raclette and Rock Band night (a “Rock-lette” night, har har), but their kiddies got sick, so they warned us that there wouldn’t be fondue and it would be a lo-fi night. Interestingly, this was the “lo-fi” spread we were greeted with.

Classy spread

It was classy all the way, starting from the cocktails to rosemary cashews to these below, made with care by the hostess:

Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with edible flowers

Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with edible flowers

Well, almost classy, except for a pitiful rendition of Beastie Boys’ “No sleep til Brooklyn,” when we got booted off the stage 10 seconds into the song. Have you ever tried to rap that? Sure, they can pass it off because they have a three-person posse, but with only one on vocal, you will be doomed to Rock Band ignominy.

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