The first of the new crop of local strawberries made it's appearance this past week! It's time to indulge, indulge some more, and preserve the rest for off-season indulging. I had my first bowl of Strawberry Shortcake after dinner last night. It tasted like it always does - nostalgic, with memories of Mom making the once a year, terribly bad for us but incredibly yummy dinner of fried potatoes and shortcake, remembering my barely a toddler-aged son sitting between rows of strawberry plants happily stuffing his face while I picked, and my first garnet row of strawberry jam jars gleaming on the counter.
I think there's strawberry pie in my future. Oh! And that looks like ice cream too!
Preservation links after the jump
Strawberry Preservation Links:
Freezing and Dehydrating
Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup