Bremerton And Blackberries

We’ve had a wonderful day! After lunch, we headed into Bremerton to go to the Blackberry Festival.

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We wandered around Bremerton a bit first. The town has recently put a bunch of money towards prettying up downtown and the waterfront.

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The main lifeline of Bremerton is the Naval Shipyard.

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I love all the fountains and stone work.

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We made our way down to the festival – boy was it crowded! I figured today would be a little bit lighter than yesterday and a better day to go but apparently that didn’t matter!

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We buzzed through the market pretty quickly since it was so packed. We weren’t really interested in food or vendors and I was surprised by the lack of blackberry things available. I did take a swig of some super sweet (and not in the good way) blackberry soda.

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We ended up walking around for over an hour before heading back home.

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We relaxed all afternoon and evening and I don’t feel at all guilty about it! A movie or two, some popcorn, some chocolate, some Scrabble.

Dinner simmered on the stove for a couple of hours!

Italian Sausage Soup

1 package of Hot Italian Sausage, removed from casing

2 cloves garlic, smashed

1 large red onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 can diced tomatoes

1 32oz carton of chicken broth

1 mini-bottle of white wine

1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

Directions

Heat large pot over medium-high heat, brown sausage.

Combine the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hrs.

We used my parents venison sausage.

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Ridiculously easy, right?

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It was delicious. I topped our bowls with a sprinkling of parmesan.

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The boy even had seconds!

And there was dessert a couple hours later.

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Banana soft serve with carob chips!

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I’m off to kick Jodus’ butt at Scrabble. Do you realize he has one every single game we’ve played since May?! This is unacceptable.

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One Response

  1. I love walking around towns and cities to really discover them and get a feel for them. The market looked nice too.

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