The Sunday Thymes + Weekend Things
This weekend was filled with pleasant surprises! On Friday night, I headed over to my parents’ house for dinner and in the process of trying to sort through some stuff in my old room, I discovered a CD case full of gems! Oh my gosh, this is just as amazing as it was 15+ (!!!) years ago. It is even crazier to discover that you don’t remember the music videos (woh) because YouTube didn’t exist back then.
That particular CD is just the tip of the iceberg. I might have to share more…
Then, at the last minute, we decided to head out to Butler’s Orchard (a 20 mile drive outside of DC) on Saturday morning for fresh raspberry picking! I went to a similar farm in the area last year to pick blackberries, and this trip was just as successful. Between the three of us, we picked about 15 lbs of raspberries. I love that raspberries have two seasons.
Honestly, it was an absurd amount of berries, but it was nearly impossible to stop when they were so perfect-looking and staring at me in the face! I’m planning on freezing as many as I can’t consume, but will hopefully be sharing a recipe with them in the next week or so as well!
Oh, and it was my first time taking out the new camera so I was extremely shutter-happy and took far too many pictures, per usual. Thanks for indulging me, as always!
And without further ado, here are my favorite links from this week!
- This breakfast looks INCREDIBLE.
- If social media was made for people that hate people. Too funny.
- I absolutely adore stratas, and this one has been calling my name for more than a week.
- One of my life goals is to have a sliding barn door in my future house. Sad, but true.
- Definitely busting out the pumpkin again in the next week or two and making my favorite souffle pancakes!
- Tips on mastering pastry-shell dough.
- A beautiful lemon chiffon pavlova.
- I could totally faceplant into these pork tacos.
- The prettiest challah loaf I’ve ever seen.
- Homemade fish finger sandwiches?! So much texture!
- This ginger-roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad has everything I love.
- I want a huge bowl of this roasted broccoli and cauliflower soup!
- Brown butter risotto and grilled artichokes!
- Why can’t all workspaces be this cool?
21 Comments on “The Sunday Thymes + Weekend Things”
Kind of fun for you to step back in time. Your camera with you operating it are taking some great pictures. Really enjoyed them.
I also found an embarrassing notebook from 5th grade! Eek. Thank you so much Carol!
I grew up picking blackberries, but I would love to pick raspberries one day. At this very moment, I have about 15 gallon sized bags of blueberries in my freezer. My FIL has a listing for a house w/ a plethora of blueberry bushes, and he picked about 3 giant bowls full every weekend over the summer. Guess how many of those bowls he actually washed, cleaned, and froze himself? Yep, ZERO! Jerk. Still love him though.
Oh my gosh, that is amazing! Love it! 🙂
Great photos! Looks like a lovely weekend. And love that you got such a big haul of raspberries at the end of September. I had no idea that there were 2 seasons!
I stumbled across the farm’s website the other day fulling expecting to just see pumpkins and apples–and was so pleasantly surprised to hear that raspberries were perfect for picking! There were a TON of them too. Thanks Liz!
I’m going apple and pumpkin picking next weekend and CANNOT wait. However, I’m incredibly jealous of your raspberries… those look awesome!
And yes, 9th grade my friends and I were obsessed with Barbie Girl!
So fun! I need to go back and do apple picking and make lots of pies. I was surprised that raspberries were still available, maybe because it hasn’t been as hot or something?
Oh yes, Barbie girl. Amazzzzing.
I wonder what mom will do will all of her raspberries?!
She’s making a lemon curd puff pasty thing with raspberries!
Oh my goodness. Your pictures are AMAZING. Last year we did apple picking and pumpkin patching at Homestead Farm, but I might have to talk my boyfriend into checking out Butler’s Orchard instead this year. It looks so wonderful!
Oooh! I need to go there next, that is also relatively close! They have pumpkins and apples right now at Butler’s too 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words Heather!
So glad I decided to skip the paper and go right to the Thymes this morning! Lots of wonderful ideas for this week’s menu. Thanks Laura!:)
Woohoo! New camera! Very excited for you. Those first shots are so promising:)
I’ve actually been using them on my last few (3-4) recipe posts. Thanks so much Denise!
Looks like a fun weekend! It’s always entertaining to look through old stuff at your parents’ house, isn’t it? I can’t even remember the last time I bought a physical CD, but I’ve got a ton of them at my parents’ from when I was a teenager. Gorgeous photos – and there’s no such thing as too much freshly picked fruit!!
Yes! Ridiculously entertaining. I haven’t bought a real CD in probably over 10 years! Thanks so much!
I love the picture of the bee!! It looks like you had a lovely weekend!
I took so many pictures of bees! Haha!
I am jealous of your weekend, it sounds perfect!! Pretty pictures and great links! 🙂
Thanks so much Tieghan!