We've been enjoying fresh strawberries on our ceral and ice cream for the past few days. Yes,this pile of beauties was picked this morning from the strawberry plants that I was ready to toss out as old and probably unproductive. Surprise! They must have felt my evil intentions towards them, because they bloomed with such profusion this Spring, that I took pity upon them and let them live. We've been rewarded with the wonderful, rich, deep flavor that you simply can't get from berries bought from the store.
Try sliced strawberries combined with ripe peaches or nectarines over vanilla ice cream for a tasty treat.