Heralded by berry season, summer has arrived in D.C. We picked early which was necessary to avoid the crowds and the heat. We picked 10 lb. of berries in about an hour at Homestead Farms in Poolesville, MD.
I am proud to report that not a single berry went to waste. We ate them by the handful, with yogurt, on top of homemade strawberry ice cream, drizzled with chocolate balsamic, and in the outstanding "Berry Long Cake with Ginger Crumb."
I brought the cake to a work party, and it was a huge hit. Maddy, her friend Rob, and Ian created a new game called "work party bingo" involving a card with commonly heard phrases/words (i.e. at a midwife party=vagina, triage,labor) that would allow spouses and family to keep themselves amused by the shop talk. Rob is a computer science major so we will have the app in development shortly. We sang "Peaches" by the Presidents of the United States in the car on the way home. Peach season starts in July, and we will be picking bushels! Millions of peaches, peaches for me.
Currently my refrigerator is nearly bare in anticipation of our trip to Hawaii. It will be our first trip back during the summertime, and I am looking forward to snorkeling on the North Shore and swimming with the dolphins on the west side.
Here is a list of things we can't wait to eat: malasadas, plate lunch, shave ice, sushi, poke, dinner at Hoku's, mai tais, cheeburgers and guava smoothies at Outrigger Canoe club, kalbi at my in-laws, coconut Napples at Zippy's, Spam musubi.
Spending 90% of our time bathing suits will help curb overindulgence. Stay tuned for envy-inducing photos.