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Raspberry lava

Throughout the summer, i heard many requests for different birthday cakes.  A construction cake.  A hockey cake (probably to appease his older brother).  One shaped like Darth Vader.  At one point i heard volcano and ran with it.  It was the foolproof choice.  You simply bake a cake and if it doesn’t look volcanic in shape, just cut it up and shape it again and pour frosting over the cracks and bumps.  Top it off with some hot lava raspberry jam and fiery sparklers (unfortunately not captured in camera) and you’re all set.
 

Street food

Does the berry season begin with wild strawberries or mulberries or service berries?  The boys have been hunting for ripe berries along boulevards and parking lots.  The older two know what to look for.  They’ll pick what they can reach and then climb for the higher ones.  Or, like they did on our street, use the plastic slide from our backyard to climb higher and move from tree to tree.

   

What’s more, the patches of wild strawberries in the yard are widening and there’s more to find.

   
 

I’m reminded of another boy hunched down in a berry patch five years ago.