Even thought it’s technically been spring for almost a month now, it hasn’t felt like it. For us, it’s been more like a cross between very early spring and mid-fall: lots of gray days, a ton of rain and chilly breezes, with just a few sunshiney days thrown in.
And for the past month, all I’ve wanted is a strawberry.
Not an apple, not another orange, not anything else. Just one strawberry.
But because of the late start to real spring around here, ours aren’t ready yet. Our plants are loaded with berries – they’re just not ripe. In another couple of weeks, I’ll probably be complaining that I have too many, but right now, I want all that I can get.
Since I’m not so good at waiting (for anything), I walked over to the farmer’s market in town the other day and bought a gallon this week. I just couldn’t take it anymore. And they’ve been even better than I remember.
So….get ready for strawberry season around here. I’ve got about 3/4 of a gallon to get through before ours start ripening this week or next and then – strawberry overload. I can’t even handle it.
I’ve got some grand new plans this year for our berries, but some of them will definitely be used in these old favorites:
And one of my favorite strawberry-season breakfasts: homemade waffles topped with butter and strawberry rhubarb jam.
What’s your favorite way to use strawberries? Leave me a recipe or a link and I’ll add it to my list.