Good morning, beautiful people. We’re halfway through the work week, which is enough to make anyone smile. High fives all around!
As some of you might know, I love me some quality television. My college days were spent studying or doing homework with The Office always playing in the background. Those episodes never get old! While I enjoy programs with drama such as Orphan Black, Homeland, and Game of Thrones, sometimes a girl just needs to laugh. That’s where Portlandia comes into play. If you’ve never seen Portlandia, it’s a half hour sketch show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. One of the episodes in Season 2 is entitled “Brunch Village”; it follows several of the characters who wait in line on a Sunday for some award-winning Marionberry Pancakes. Until the show, I had never heard of Marionberries. I did my research and discovered that they are a variety of blackberries grown specifically in Oregon. Sadly, I live on the opposite side of the country, so I cannot eat them in their fresh form; however, I found some Marionberry Preserves at Target and figured that I needed to buy a jar! I received the Portlandia Cookbook for Christmas and can’t wait to try these preserves on pancakes. Until then, let’s talk cookies.