If you've ever harvested fresh berries of any kind in the summer you know how they all seem to pop out and ripen all at once. Oodles and oodles of glistening red and black berries; plump crimson red strawberries, and sugary sweet peaches that melt in your mouth when you take a bite. The minute we spot the raspberries and blackberries starting to turn on the bushes in our woods we grab some bowls and start picking before the deer and the birds take more than their fair share. The problem is, what the heck do I do with all these berries and fresh fruits once they start overtaking every inch of counter space in my kitchen?
Easy - make desserts! Or pink lemonades, regular lemonades, any kind of fruit-ade for that matter. Summer is so much fun because the refreshing fruits make so many delicious desserts and drinks that make them the best way to beat the sweltering heat. Sweet.
Here are a few more tables and cupboards I've completed for the big bang Fourth of July spectacular that I'm currently working on....enjoy. :) Hope everyone has a fabulous week!
|Regular and raspberry lemonade prep table.|
|Liquid resin raspberry lemonade - it worked!|
|Shooting stars! Red, white & blue macaroons and cupcakes.|
|I finally figured out the peeled orange technique! Yay!!!|
|Life's a bowl of berries! Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries! Yum!|
|Watermelon - good to the taste, messy to cut.|
My first attempt with whole peaches (bowl on the right)..probably could use a tad more red shading so they don't look too much like oranges. I'll have to try the peach again.