It’s strawberry time already, one family tradition that we have managed to uphold through out the years. And I must say, it keeps getting easier!
If you don’t go pick strawberries, or at least go buy a bunch to freeze for the year at your nearest strawberry farm, you really should put it on your list of things to do, this year and every year.
It is fun, makes a memory, and provides some of the most nutritious food you will be able to provide your family with over the coming year.
We usually get about 16 baskets, some years we have bought them picked, this year everyone was home and the kids are getting old enough to pick faster than my husband and I, so we where finished in under an hour.
Most years I make everyone pitch in to wash and hull them for the freezer, but his year I wanted to review John Reese’s Traffic Secret’s course so I plugged in the laptop and sat on the porch to do them.
Now we have a bunch in the freezer for smoothies and I am going to make a bit of puree etc for strawberry syrup and sauce, and do a bit of baking (tomorrow, we are going to see Shrek III and fireworks tonight)
One more point, kick back a bit with the kids. In previous years I have been so focused on getting things done that I probably would have skipped the show and fireworks to do the baking so I could work all day tomorrow uninterrupted (well, relatively speaking with the kids at home!).
Your kids are only young once, each day is a day gone. Enjoy it while you have a good excuse (summer holidays!)
Stay tuned, I will be sharing a few strawberry tips over the next few days.
Quick Strawberry Tip - for a deliciously different summertime breakfast, fresh strawberries are great on pancakes or crepes with whip cream.