It might be colder than usual this spring, but it’s still beautiful out there.
Just beyond these trees lies a strawberry patch.
Strawberry season is around the corner. I am very fortunate to live within a few miles of two strawberry farms: Phillip’s Farms of Cary (sweetest!) and Jean’s Berry Patch of Apex. (haven’t been there yet, but willing to try this year since a third strawberry farm, Holland’s Strawberry Farm, about a mile away from my home, sold their land to a developer.
This basket is last year’s haul. From one outing. I manage to make several return trips to the farms. For one delicious reason: Chocolate-covered strawberries. Must have each year. With a glass of champagne.
Each year, I take the children to the strawberry fields. We each grab a basket from the farmer and race for the strawberries. Bigger is not always better either. The sweetest, juiciest berries are the smaller, darker ones. Avoid the white tips, too.
I made this strawberry cake last week for Easter Sunday. It’s from Cook’s Country and I’d say it was a HUGE hit. If you like strawberries and you LOVE cake, you’ll want to make this.
I do not know the name of these delicate flowers. I bought them at Lowe’s and I love them. Do you know?
- Top 7 Guidelines for Raising Strawberries (crossroadshomestead.wordpress.com)
- Strawberry and Spinach Salad (whimseypie.wordpress.com)
- Strawberry Around the World (berries.com)
- Berry Resource: Uses for Strawberries (berries.com)