Thursday, 23 June 2016

Fruity Perks


I picked the first three Strawberries off our plants yesterday, well the first three that made it into the house,  I've been sampling the wares for a couple of days while I've been out and about either walking the dogs or working in the polytunnel ;-)

Now three isn't many even just for one person so I had to think of a way to savour them all the more and this is what I decided on for breakfast yesterday.  The three strawberries sliced up, minus a few slices that I accidently ate while the toast was toasting, sat on a good helping of homemade bramble jam, the last jar from the 2010 stash of blackberries. 

It was a bit sweet for me but the slight edge of the strawberries made it taste lovely and fresh.  Not a bad start to the day.

Growers perks!!

Because I've been picking them little and often the plants are now filling with new fruits and I'll be able to gather a bowlful tomorrow .... if I can leave them alone long enough.

Sue xx

8 comments:

  1. The three that made it into the house didn't survive long afterwards!

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  2. We have had strawberries and cream (Scottish strawberries - beautifully sweet -) almost every day for the last fortnight. I love them so much and the season is quite short - well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.

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  3. Harvey manages to nab our strawberries before I even get a chance to.

    Your breakfast looks lovely.

    God bless.

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  4. Haven't bought strawbs for years and years (because that was something we always grew loads of) but have been buying all the time this season - £1 a big punnet at the fruit and veg shop so not crazily expensive, but nearly always Dutch - although they taste quite good, but not like picking straight from the garden * big sigh* !
    Enjoy your Welsh strawbs!

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  5. I've been picking around a kilo a day for the last 3 weeks - I've had enough now! There's lots stashed in the freezer (there's only so many that 2 of us can eat in a day!) ready to make some jam - plain strawberry, strawberry & blackberry liqueur and - a new recipe for me - strawberry and prosecco. It looks like I've got 2 or 3 more weeks of good pickings left on the plants and then we go on holiday for 3 weeks so I should have enough to make some of each flavour when we get back
    You can't beat homegrown strawberries for flavour, especially if you can pick them off when they're sun-warmed slightly :)

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  6. I've just had a small bowl full of home grown strawberries with Greek yoghurt for breakfast. Definitely sweeter than shop bought.

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  7. I love how homegrown strawberries are highly perfumed than shop bought ones. I picked a bowlful today and had it with ice-cream, vanilla of course. The raspberries will be in my bowl soon, too. Happy strawberry picking and eating!!!

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  8. Gorgeous!! I know you enjoyed every bite.

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