It turns out that one thing that can cause a traffic jam on a country road faster than a slow-moving tractor or a run-away cow is the start of strawberry season.
Friday afternoon, a farm near us opened for business.
A lot of people had the same reaction that I did. “That sign said strawberries!” Hard brake, sharp turn, park the car immediately. “I have to pick my own? No problem. No, don’t worry about my pretty office shoes. Shall I just pick them into my purse, or can you sell me a basket?”
Mmmm… strawberries for dinner.
Yesterday morning, I decided to stop in before work. This time I was a little more prepared. I wore my rubber boots and brought my own baskets.
The scent in the air is amazing–pure strawberry sweetness.
In no time at all I had a full basket to share with people at the office. Yum!
Have you ever gone strawberry picking? What’s your favourite way to enjoy strawberries? Any good recipes to share?