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Great End to a Great Day: Raspberry Brownies


Sometimes we are lucky enough to have an amazingly beautiful weekend to enjoy and actually be productive with it. After breakfast and about an hour at the dog park we headed to David’s Bridal to try on some bridesmaid dresses. I did the trying and Kevin helped snap me up, although it might have been more fun the other way around. 😉 After dresses we headed home to meet the auto glass guys who put in a new window in what must be some kind of record-10 minutes!? At about 3 we headed to the greenhouse for a rhodie, azalea and cool tree whose name I forget right now. But it has berries and is super gorgeous. We proceeded home to plant them in a strip of our front yard where we ripped up grass yesterday. Well, our friend ripped up the grass in about 1/4 of the time it would have taken us, but that’s another story. Anyway, in a strip about 3 feet wide and 15 feet long we now have beautiful shrubbery (slightly layered, etc. and we didn’t even have to say Ni! to get it!) with nice wood chunks covering bare ground. I’ll put some flowers in later.

Anyway, following all this hard work we were a little tired and hungry. Luckily, Sunday night I made these:

Raspberry Brownies

Here’s the recipe: Decadent Raspberry Brownies
Basically it’s an excellent brownie recipe which you spread raspberry jam on followed by a kind of rich chocolate frosting (semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream). What really makes ours special, in my opinion, is the jam which comes from a farm across the park. If you live in Vancouver or happen to be in the East Minnehaha area, stop by and say hello to the nice lady and dog at Kunze Farms. Their produce is to die for and at a great price. And the only raspberry jam I’ve ever tasted that was better than theirs is my great grandmas.
For those of you who may see this before heading to the library…these brownies will be there and if you ask nicely…

Author: Kendra

Children's Librarian in the Northwest. Lover of toddlers, twitter, and TV (T's, too, apparently!).

2 thoughts on “Great End to a Great Day: Raspberry Brownies

  1. And you know how our friend ripped up that grass? With a herring!!!!

  2. Is there a nice little path?

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