It’s strawberry season — so my little strawberry and I hopped in our car and rode out to a nearby farm to partake in some good old fashioned strawberry picking! I just love when picking season roles around — blueberries, peaches, rhubarb, spinach, beets, kale, and the list goes on! I must say, so many excellent fruits and vegetables for juicing — my newfound hobby! And I love that my daughter can be a part of it all. The whole process of picking together, tasting together, and finally cooking together is such a wonderful feeling — there’s not quite anything like it — this time of being together and enjoying the simple things in life. Trust me, strawberries are very simple things. : )
I’ve dreamed of living this life as a child — thinking ahead of all the wonderful things I’d like to do with my children — and now I feel in awe of it as my dreams unfold. Especially when I see my daughter popping strawberry after strawberry into her mouth as she picks leaves. After a pleasant afternoon of picking, we headed to the farm’s market store for some freshly picked kale, romaine lettuces and pumpkin seeds. As some of you know, I’m on a juice fast, and the greens were too hard not to pass up. You don’t see greens like this in the grocery store! They were amazing — so full and green and beautiful. We also picked up some cans for canning. Today I will be cooking up some spicy strawberry jam and strawberry muffins. Maybe even some little shortcakes if I have berries left over.
my little strawberry picker
halfway through our picking
the fields were chockfull of delicious red strawberries
these little guys were the sweetest strawberries — so good
too sweet that we often had a taste — and I mean often
sneaking more bites
strawberry stained faces
we came home with pounds of strawberries!