An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Ripe for the Picking


Bursting with juice and teetering on the very edge of over-ripening, these ruby gems tumble off their vines effortlessly. Raining into waiting cardboard pints and open mouths, each edible jewel tastes like the summer sun itself. There is nothing I’d rather do on a warm July morning than lose myself in the meditative process of picking raspberries. Hours later, I’ll emerge berry-stained and stuffed, rich with a truly fruitful bounty.

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Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

18 thoughts on “Ripe for the Picking

  1. This is gorgeous. I miss raspberry picking. :) I think my kids would love this summer activity too.


  2. Goegeous! I just love raspberries!


  3. I have to buy mine at the market, but they’re wonderful.



  4. This is how I feel about the mulberries raining down from the tree in the backyard. So much summer happiness :)


  5. Summer perfection :D



  6. Who needs breakfast, just go raspberry picking. Have a super weekend.


  7. Raspberry jam is my favourite! I spread it on my homemade bread every morning! Beautiful photo!


  8. Lovely! I wish I had some raspberry bushes in my garden!


  9. Hannah do you have a recipe for gelatine free marshmallow? If so, please could you share? R


  10. So lovely Hannah! This will definitely find it’s way onto my laptop :)


  11. How exciting!! what beautiful berries!


  12. Lovely! Just picked up some raspberries and blueberries from a farmer’s market this weekend. Can’t wait to eat them for breakfast this week.

    -Grace @


  13. So very pretty, love me some berries!


  14. Beautiful picture Hannah…it has been age since I went raspberry picking.
    Have a lovely week :D


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