Driving through the country, in our part of the world, homemade signs are everywhere, advertising the abundant crop of freshly picked strawberries.
Some signs direct one to the farm and some to the produce stand by the side of the road.
This particular one directed us back a long, winding lane to a farm, with many children.
And many cats and kittens. This cute little one was perched on the old, wooden wagon, watching all the happenings of daily farm life, going on around her.
The strawberries had been picked only hours ago, and were picture perfect.
As I was buying the four boxes, the lady of the house came out carrying the most delicious looking, freshly made strawberry pie. In the late afternoon, you cannot imagine how badly I wanted to take the pie home and devour it:). But, I commented about it, and then drove down the driveway with my newly purchased berries. Two for our daughter and two for me, compliments of my son-in-law.
One of the recipes I wanted to try, was a "strawberry bread" recipe that I found lately on http://www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/ I baked the bread using the simple recipe. Instead of bread loaves, I used my small bundt pans and muffin pans. My husband and I both voted it a keeper. In fact, I had to put them in the freezer, so that I would not eat them tonight.
I needed another small gift. I found this small cloche and plate on the clearance shelf, at our local Marshall's store. The cake fit in it, like it was made for it. I tied a strawberry tag on it, and think it will make a nice gift.
I love the strawberry season! I eat as many as I can, while they are in season.
I have a few more recipes I want to try. If I like them, I may share them with you, just in case you have strawberries in abundance, where you live too.
I sure do appreciate your visit here.
I hope your weather is as lovely as ours is.