Strawberry Season

Finally. We went strawberry picking last week and I am hoping to go again. The Lorax and I picked four pounds last week, and I am already missing them.
Many many berries were eaten just as berries. I made a batch of Strawberry Vanilla Jam in those cute little jars - and used my hot water canner that I got at Christmas. I think I may have not let the "jam" get hot enough before canning, because it is very runny - not that it is any less delicious! I have mixed it in with yogurt and it was so wonderfully sweet and sticky! I think I need to get some vanilla yogurt to have it on as well. And maybe try adding it to a glass of milk. Or on top of a cup of shaved ice snow cone. And make a batch of pancakes or waffles. If I do that, then I also could use the Strawberry butter that I made - this is wonderful on bagels, english muffins, toast... I also eeked out a small batch of freezer jam. I really want to try the Strawberry Cake
The weather is looking iffy, so maybe instead we will just go to Bishop's and buy them.

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Jealous!! We haven't gone strawberry picking yet (or just to the farmer's market to buy 'em) and oh man, am I craving some berries.

This is going to have to happen post haste. (especially because the g-d groundhog ate my strawberry plants before they ripened... they are ever-bearing so fingers crossed I get some more later this summer, if I can stave him off!)

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