Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Could Eat My Weight in Stawberries

I love this picture.  Picture Credits.

Last year I had not one strawberry.  Ok, that is a little dramatic.  I did buy a few while we were in the States in mid December.  But, that was barely in the year.  And really I had none from June 2009 until mid December 2010 so that is the truth.  Strawberry season in super short here and is over in the blink of an eye.  Litterally last year it was maybe a month (it was not a good rainy season and therefore not good crops), I don't even think it was that long and I missed me chance!  This year that was not going to happen!

I LOVE strawberries.  Well, I love fruit period, but strawberries are my favorite; have been ever since I was little.  I'd pick fruit hands down over anything else offered to me.  Still will.  So, needless to say, this lack of strawberries has been rough.

So far this year to make sure my lack of stawberries would not do me in again I have: bought a deep freeze, purchased 18 kilos of strawberries (paid a little over $100), and spent 6 hours in the 90 something degree kitchen washing, treating, sorting, cutting, preparing, and storing them.  Would I do it all over again?  Yes, in a heart beat.  I will get to enjoy stawberry smoothies, or strawberry shortcake, or some other strawberry creation sporaticlly throughout the year!  I am siked about that (and so are the other Sojourners)!  All until next strawberry season when we will do it all over again.

What is your favorite strawberry recipe?

Kind regards,


  1. Good for you! So, you froze your abundance?
    There is a local strawberry farm close to me that opens soon, and I'm thinking about canning for the 1st time this year. Mainly because we have such limited freezer space. But I LOOOOOVE having strawberries on hand for smoothies, etc. I am so excited about strawberry season!!!
    Thanks for linking up, Mrs. Sojourner--it's good to "see" your smiling face again!

  2. I LOVE strawberries too! You MUST try this recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread (http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/fresh-strawberry-bread/) Enjoy your strawberry stash! (I found you through Alicia's Homemaking)


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