Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's the Raspberries!

I enjoy raspberry flavor and the color. I'm going to do a simple post feature The Raspberry... Is anyone else a fan?  Photos: Raspberry custom chair; Raspberry Tea Punch - recipe at the end; Raspberry boot; Raspberry Cheesecake; Raspberry painted house; Raspberry pillow, Raspberry Bike; Old Goat blowing a Raspberry; Old goats who were The Raspberries (just kidding on the "old goats" part. I used to be a huge fan!).































Raspberry Tea Punch
  • 2 nectarines, pitted and sliced; 1 pint of fresh raspberries in season; 1 sliced lemon; 3 cups of freshly brewed tea (I like Green Tea); Sweeten to taste; 1 bottle of sparkling white grape juice.
  • Fill a large pitcher with fruit. Add tea and let set for about 20 minutes. Add sparkling white grape juice. Pour and garnish as desired.

31 comments:

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I love raspberries! I like to buy frozen ones, take them out of the freezer, toss them in just a bit of sugar and eat them like mini popsicles - so delish!

And the color is lovely, and goes so well with periwinkle! :o) B.

Lori R. said...

Love the color of raspberry! The house pic is quite bright! Wow, that would show up in the snow! (We have snow today, ground is covered). Wish I could wear the boots, I would so buy them!
My favorite raspberry: raspberry cheesecake! Thanks for the recipe.

Julie said...

love it. Thanks for a raspberry cheerful start to the weekend.
I do love the color.I think Raspberry is another one of those colors that takes on different shades in people's minds depending on who you are talking to.
Loved your photos as always.
Again...I love the raspberry filled Krispy Kreme donut (just as much as the lemon)! :-)

Tennis Girl said...

Beautiful color! Yes, I remember the band :) Love those boots! (although now I much prefer a comfy pair of loafers!) Happy Saturday, Janean.
Robin

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Great Color indeed!! Makes me so so HAPPY, even more on this grey day.... Have a raspberry weekend!! xo

Marcy said...

I adore your creativity with finding pictures! A raspberry house - who would have thought?! And then the goat - that just made me laugh!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tee said...

Wouldn't it be great to come home to a raspberry house everyday?! I agree with Marcy - you find the BEST pictures. How do you do that?

kpaints said...

I too love raspberries, and those boots, wow, wish I could but I find my lime green crocs more comfy! lol Thanks for the iced tea recipe, I am definately going to try that!

missthesea said...

Yummy! I love raspberry!

Maria said...

Your raspberry tea punch sounds like a must for tomorrow's Sunday brunch!
delicious!
Oh about how lentils taste... I love these Yahoo Answers
The first one is perfect!

I'm checking for how many frozen raspberries I have in the freezer! Have you just popped a frozen one in your mouth and enjoyed it like a piece of hard candy? soooo good!

Andrea said...

Pass me some of that cheese cake! Hugs,
andrea

Rita said...

I used to have a raspberry love seat. I love to eat raspberries and I love to wear the color! Thanks for the recipe!

Vicki said...

Hello, Janean,
Yes, I love raspberry anything. My favorite tea is raspberry. I love things with color so I enjoyed all of your beautiful images. I hope you have the happiest of weekends, sweet friend! Vicki

Julie Harward said...

I'm not sure I liked the house or the goat...but I LOVED all the rest! :D

FILIGREE MOON said...

Razzle dazzle! Such lovely images ~ adore!!! ~ Angela

It's me said...

That house so raspberries !! beautiful ...............i love them.........yummie yummie !!

I nearly always want to eat when i read your post..........hahahahahahha!!!........have a good weekend enjoy love and hugs Ria

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh my that house. I love that someone loved it so much to be so bold. Not sure if I could live across the street from that color but it is pretty! Hope your weather is good, we have snow again. We had 3 wonderful days this week but being in the Midwest you can't say goodbye to snow until April!

maurakeith said...

Beautiful photo's Janean...I really needed to see color this morning as everything here is covered with snow. We had a snow storm here during the night and early morning...what a way to start the first day of spring! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning and leaving a message...I hope you'll come back and see what our morning on the farm looked like. You asked why we got donkeys...they are cute! Our little Phoebe is 36" inches tall at the withers and Eeyore is about 38" tall. When the temperatures rise again here I'm going to make your raspberry tea punch...can't wait! Have a wonderful day...Maura

Pondside said...

One of my favorite colours - there's a hint of raspberry in every room of the house - some hints more obvious than other,
Speaking of hints - I took yours to heart and went away on my little break without taking a single photo - very relaxing indeed!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Janean!

So fun "talking" to you today! This post reminds me that summer is around the corner, well here in CA! Love those boots!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Just Breathe said...

Okay, I start reading the post and think to myself how much I love that chair. I wish I was so bold in my decorating. Then I see the pitcher of Raspberry Tea Punch and I want to give you the raspberries for not sharing the recipe. Of course I see it at the bottom of the post so let me say I'm sorry for giving you the goat face! Being a HUGE fan of raspberries and cheesecake ~ bring it on!

Bernie said...

Love raspberries.....raspberry colored houses....ummmmmm not so much........:-) Hugs

Karen said...

Yes, I'll take some of that tea, right now! Not so sure about the raspberry house, though? Love the color.

Darlene said...

LOVE raspberries and all your great pictures!!! That tea sounds delicious and I'm definitely going to try it! Enjoy your weekend.♥

Callie said...

Happy First Day of Spring!
Love raspberries, raspberry stuff like ice cream and the color. I would like to try and grow some raspberry bushes this year.

Technodoll said...

She wore a raspberry beret... The kind you find at a second-hand store... ;-)

Cynthia said...

I love your color theme posts! that chair is cool- totatlly over-the-top but cool nonetheless!

sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

voiceofpendergrass said...

My husband was a huge Raspberries fan, still is in fact!
I however, love the yummy raspberries any way they come.

Graceful Moments said...

Raspberries always seem to say "Special!" Love everything except the house...it's a bit much for me.

Marla said...

Ok, the goat.....now that is funny!