Savoring Summer ~ Berries

I know for a lot of my internet buddies strawberry season is already just a sweet memory or fast coming to a close. For us, it's just beginning. But because of spring rains and grey skies I expect this berry season will be an especially short one.

Today is opening day at the local u-pick (the berries in the photo are from the farmers market). Take a guess where I am this morning?

I'm savoring summer in one of the most delicious ways I know. With an early morning berry picking session.

Berries destined for eating fresh. A whole household of family members in and out of my mother's kitchen. Not able to resist these mouthwatering, juicy, sweet berries.

Berries destined for strawberry shortcake. A celebration dessert fitting for a Canada Day weekend. 

And if we're lucky, berries destined for the freezer. That is, if any berries remain after family and friends have enjoyed them fresh.

Here's a few strawberry related posts from previous summers:

What's Savoring Summer? Read here.

Have a great weekend Savoring Summer and (if you're in North America) celebrating Canada Day/July 4th weekend.

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  • Jennifer @ kidoing!

    Jennifer @ kidoing! on July 1, 2011, 10:39 a.m.

    Good morning! Those berries look so sweet and tasty. Our strawberry season ended at the beginning of June, but we are enjoying raspberries and blueberries now.

    I'd love to join you today in your Savoring Summer series. Check out my post on zucchini pasta from our very first (of many!) local zucchini.


  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth on July 1, 2011, 11:15 p.m.

    I am already missing Strawberry season! I wanted to preserve so much more than I got around to this year. Enjoy every sweet juicy bite! We too are onto raspberries, and I actually just got my first local peaches of the season! Summer must really be here.


  • Amanda

    Amanda on July 2, 2011, 12:45 a.m.

    Oh, the strawberries! We picked twice, and managed to get about 5 lbs into the freezer. That means we ate about 8 lbs fresh! There is nothing like fresh, warm strawberries eaten right in the field :) but I'll be enjoying my smoothies for a while now.


  • Jill

    Jill on July 2, 2011, 2:46 a.m.

    Wish I could link up,but we are in Canada...we're on the complete opposite side of the country in Victoria,BC. We didn't remember it was Canada day until we got here.


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