Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Strawberry time

I've been anxiously awaiting the start of the strawberry-picking season. So the fact that I have a bad case of bronchitis right now didn't stop me from hitting the strawberry fields last Saturday;) The truth is, I couldn't have done it without my husbands help. One hour out in the field and I felt like I had run a marathon. Anyway, with a lot of help from my family (and a lot of snacking on the strawberries along the way by said helpers) I managed to get a good start on my jam-making for the year.

Part of our yield from the first trip to the fields. They have quite a plentiful harvest this year.

My absolute favorite Summer dessert. This recipe is a favorite.

My first 4 batches of strawberry jam. Approx 20 cups worth.

My own little "strawberry freckle-face." She never gets tired of them. But then, neither do I :)


Nikki said...

I love strawberries! I'm trying to figure out if they're trouble than they're worth to plant in my garden this fall. There's a place nearby where you can pick your own, and that might be a better bet.

MyKidsMom said...

Nikki: I plan to plant my own strawberries in the future, but right now it's not the best way for me to go. I found a farm that has U-pick strawberries for as low as 75 cents a pound, so it really is an affordable way to go. And they taste SO much better than the stores (even Costco).

Mrs. Darling said...

Ach Im going to go buy mine already picked this year. Im old and on my last legs.

The migraine has not left. I have pretty positive proof its not from the weather this time. *wink*

Got another tutoring job today! Woot!

Kaye said...

Those are beautiful! You're making me hungry for something sweet!

Angela said...

Oh my word that dessert looks TERRIFIC!! Strawberries have been one of my very favorite things since I've been pregnant.