Since August is drawing near, the berries are finally coming out. At our new house we have huge raspberry bushes out in the back yard. Today the raspberries were ripe for the picking, and since we are taking a weekend off and just relaxing around Anchorage, Brian and I went out this morning and picked some. We only got about a cup of them, and left the others to become more ripe. But we had enough to make waffles with a fresh raspberry syrup. It's a simple recipe involving water, sugar, butter and raspberries (or any fruit). Mmmm... raspberries. When I get a substantial amount, I plan on making jam.