I really want to take Ella strawberry picking in the fields this year. I think she would get an absolute BLAST out of the experience, especially since she is so fascinating with growing things. She stood at the window for a solid twenty minutes the other day, watching a church worker planting hostas. My only drawback is our little man. He is too mobile to be trusted to not shove slugs into his mouth and I don’t think my back could survive wearing him bent over picking berries. Maybe he’d be peaceful in a stroller? I think we’d have to embark on this adventure with Aaron accompanying us, for sure.
In the meantime, we are enjoying the flood of strawberries at the grocery store. The Florida freeze that caused the price of orange juice to spike also pushed back the strawberry harvest, so the Florida and California strawberry harvest are hitting the market at the same time. I feel terrible for the farmers but we are enjoying the extremely discounted bounty of juicy goodness!
While eating strawberries straight up is delicious and adding them to our morning oatmeal has become a delightful way to start off the day, I’m wanting to expand our horizons. What are your favorite ways to enjoy strawberries? Extra cookies for you if it’s a dairy free suggestion!