It keeps getting hotter here in Eugene - but I’m not complaining. I love summer, and I especially love summer berries. This past week I’ve published two articles with berries as the star -
#1: Honey Preserved Berries for my On the Make column at Poor Taste. The process is super simple, and ends with berries swimming in a light, sweet syrup. Perfect Christmas gifts.
#2 Sweet and Silly Desserts for the Register Guard. This piece focuses on summer desserts packed with berries and silly names like sonker, slump, grunt, fool, and clafoutis. I’ve got history + recipes, my favorite food feature combination.
#3 (and nothing to do with berries) is a piece about blues musician Jonny Lang. He’s coming to Eugene August 14 with Buddy Guy and I just happened to have gone to middle school with him. We talked for the first time in almost 20 years, and he said it was the first time anyone he knew had interviewed him. He’s a great guy and a very distinctive musician.
That’s all in the writing world of See Jack Write land this week. Next week will be all about Australia, Eugene Celebration, and green beans.
Have a great day, I’m off the float the river.