Friday, June 18, 2010
Strawberries and summer
Pretty much a perfect harbinger of summer...the arrival of strawberries for the picking. Lovely, red and juicy strawberries. They smell like strawberries...much unlike their early bird cousins that arrive in plastic containers mid March to tempt us from our withering selection of winter fruit. But oh boy, are they ever worth the wait.
So, on this solstice weekend, I hope to find myself some time in my kitchen. I will start with a strawberry puree to put into the freezer to dress up our pancakes during the deep darkness of winter. I find this a nice way to lead into the more labor intensive process of making jam....hull the strawberries, put into the food processor until it is full, whir it around and add maple syrup to taste. Put into containers and freeze. Done and done.
You may notice the new header for summer. The idea for the sun came from the Twig and Toadstool blog. You can get to it by looking at my On-line sunshine section. Thanks Maureen for the idea, I think it turned out perfectly.