Thursday, 5 July 2012


My mother and I left early yesterday morning for the strawberry u-pick.  

By the time we got had everyone else...

We passed this beautiful field of mustard..and there was an old barn...I made my mother stop the car so I could take a picture..she thinks I'm crazy.

Continuing on the garden theme we have lots of swiss chard and garlic scapes in our garden.  I made pesto with the garlic scapes, it is quite strong but yummy.

I don't know what I like better delphiniums or hydrangea

When I got home I realized just how many strawberries I had...a lot.

Enough for a few chocolate dipped strawberries

12 bottles of jam later...and I still have 2 giant bowls of strawberries in the fridge.  I'm thinking strawberry/rhubarb pies...and perhaps a daiquiri...or two?


  1. Wow! What fun, and haven't you been busy making all that jam?!! I'm impressed.

    I'm the same way about old barns. When we were in NC, I was constantly having my husband stop the car so I could take a photo of one!

  2. Wow! You've been busy! Strawberry season around here is in May. They're long gone by now!

  3. Wow! Those look so good! I love strawberry rhubarb pineapple jam. The cutest little gas station dinner where we used to get breakfast in the Berkshires used to have bowls of it on the tables. I couldn't get enough of it.