Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Strawberry season

... is short but sweet.

Like so many good things in life, strawberries won't keep for long. You have to grab them while they are good and enjoy them while they last.

Don't they look like they are just calling for a big bowl of fluffy whipped cream to go alongside them?

Today we are experiencing one of the typical spring heat waves, when one can hardly breathe and sinks into a torpor... which is not at all a good thing when Pesach cleaning is supposed to be in full swing. I am crawling along, waiting for the heat to break and hoping (optimist that I am) to get a good bit of cleaning done in the evening, after the heat wave dies down and the girls are asleep.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Mrs. T


Kim said...

Fresh strawberries do not last long enough in my house to get whip cream to go with them.:) My daughter can barely wait until I have them washed up! Good luck with the cleaning!
Kim W

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. T,

I learned a strawberry cleaning method that will help your strawberries last almost twice as long: Rinse the strawberries under running water to remove dirt, then soak them for 10 mins in a solution that's one part apple-cider vinegar to 10 parts water. Rinse again. The vinegar won't change the flavor of the strawberries.

Mrs. Shoemaker

Leah Brand-Burks said...

Just gorgeous! And oh how I wish we could get a bit of a warm wave, at least, if not a true heat wave just yet. ;-)

Jenny in the Mitten said...

Oh a heat wave! We are having the exact opposite here. Cold and blustery. But carry on and get the cleaning done, right? and of the strawberries... they do look very yummy! I am looking forward to our season starting in June!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Mrs. Shoemaker, thank you for this useful tip!

Anonymous said...

Oh, beautiful. Where we live, there is still about a foot of snow on the ground and the temp hovers right around 0 degrees Celsius. Looking at that bowl of berries just makes me drool!

Anonymous said...

Those strawberries look delicious. The strawberries in our area are not quite ready yet. I can hardly wait!