>>The word “birch” is very ancient and is connected with the verb “to keep, to take care”, since the Slavs considered the birch as the protecting people gift of God.<<
|White Birch Forest|
|Cottage Birch by Rick Harris|
Russians drink the juice from the tree. Spring is the main season for harvesting this juice.
|Harvesting white birch juice|
B is for Blueberry. Blueberries are perennial flowering plants. They are native to North America.
I love blueberries in oatmeal and muffins. When I found a recipe for Blueberry Breakfast Pies I decided to give it a try.
|Blueberry Breakfast Pies|
I've never been very good at making pie crust, so I bought pre-made crust at Trader Joe's.
I thawed one crust. It was between sheets of plastic wrap so I smoothed out the cracks with a rolling pin.
My largest biscuit cutter was too small to fold over the pies with filling inside so I put one circle on top of the other. Then I used some extra crust to make a mini pie.
I didn't bother with the sugar sprinkled on top or the dip. I knew I would like them just fine all by themselves. And I did!
B is for Bottle. I like to collect interesting bottles. Most are wine or beer bottles that I have asked people to save for me after they have finished the contents. I love interesting labels and shapes. Sometimes I'll put colored water in the bottles. Isn't this tall one beautiful?
I love the toreador's hat on this bottle.
The name on this label makes me laugh.
This label is like a beautiful painting.
Giraffe #69 likes B is for Bottle.