It's strawberry season around these parts and I was determined to get out picking this year. I never got around to it last year and that was one thing I really regret.
So last week I headed out to The Berry Patch, armed with my baskets and a coat. To think that we even needed a coat last week is crazy, it's so hot this week! I spent about 15 minutes in the field and came home with two 4 litre baskets.
But we all know that two baskets isn't enough at all. So Dan and I headed back out to the field the next day, ready to come home with at least twice as much as I had picked.
Instead, we tripled my previous yield and came home with 6 baskets full!
We froze the majority of the berries, by flash freezing them on cookie sheets and then pouring them into old ice cream containers.
I also made strawberry jam. Now, I don't actually want to tell you about my jam making adventure this year but in order to keep it real on here and show that I too am human and make mistakes and the occasional flops, I will share. Flops like this jam.
Anyone else go strawberry picking this year? Did you eat all the berries or did you make jam or other preserves like me? What's your favourite strawberry dessert?