Strawberry Fields

Dessert in the backyard

Dessert in the backyard

While working in the backyard yesterday and today I discovered these ripe wild strawberries begging to be picked and eaten with my morning cereal or as a treat in the evening with ice cream. They are late this year. More often than not they are ready for picking in June. The wait is worth it though. The aroma of strawberry surrounds us as we pick, heightening the anticipation of devouring these tiny flavour bombs. It is hard to believe that they are the parent of the cultivated strawberry we expect to find, year round, at our grocers. This is the beginning on my annual 100 Km diet. First the strawberries, then raspberries, saskatoons, pin cherries, cranberries and blueberries. Come! The fruit market has just opened and the price is right. They only cost the time it takes to pick your fill.  GRB

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