The size of the strawberries in my strawberry patch were smaller than usual this spring — probably because I didn’t water enough, and we didn’t have much rain. Remind me next April to water my strawberry patch! I did get enough strawberries to enjoy each morning with a bowl of cereal. I also like to toss strawberries in a salad, such as the one pictured above with blue cheese and walnuts. The dressing is a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of vinegar, sprinkled with garlic salt. I usually use balsamic vinegar, but I was out so I used rice wine vinegar. Here’s a link to last’s year’s strawberry photo: Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt
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Fifth Annual Strawberry Photograph
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I’m hooked on smoothies. This passion started when it finally dawned on me that I should slice and freeze bananas that were over ripe or soon would be. Later (really I only waited about a day) I blended the frozen banana slices with chocolate milk. Velvety, sweet and icy cold. I highly recommend it. The calories are worth it, but I usually skip lunch on a smoothie day, anyway.
Recently, I harvested a pint or more of strawberries from my garden every day for two weeks. I froze some. Hmmm. Bananas? Strawberries? I threw them together in the blender with some milk (and sometimes vanilla yogurt), pulsed them for a while, added a little sweetener, and the result was so delicious I was sorry I hadn’t thought of this earlier in my life. It’s not as if smoothies are a new idea. Sometimes it takes me a while to catch on.
I drank these strawberry-banana concoctions so quickly that I never photographed a single one of them before the strawberry season was over. When my husband bought some blueberries, I was ready with my blender and my camera. And what do you know! Frozen blueberries and bananas make a great smoothie, too! I held myself back from drinking this blueberry-banana smoothie (photo above) long enough to snap a photo. Next — Peaches!
Third Annual Strawberry Photograph
This is one of my favorite times of year. Every day for two weeks, I pick strawberries from my strawberry patch, more than enough for a daily bowl of cereal. This year we had so much rain that the strawberry ripening was delayed for several days. Oh, the waiting was agony! But now the bliss! The mint is moving in on the strawberry plants, so the little berries sometimes have a tang of mint. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a bowl of strawberries and cereal awaiting me.
Read more in my post, Second Annual Strawberry Photograph. From there, you can click on the link to the first year’s photograph.
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