Thursday, June 03, 2010

{Pre}Summer Bounty

I know some of you are probably bored to tears with my posts about Disney, but since it's my new happy place, I will eventually finish up my chronicles of the *Magic*. In the meantime though, how about some pretty {pre}summer goodies. With the 80°+ weather we've been having, it's hard to believe it's not even summer yet!

I can't take the credit for growing them. That goes to my wonderful grandmother. She said these are supposed to be the Ever-Bearing variety, but since she's let too many runners come from the mother plants, they are now more like Bear-Whenever-They-Want variety. And what would yummy pictures be with yummy recipes?!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake - make these into cupcakes for individual servings, then split, & fill!

Although, sometimes I think simplest is best....dipped in dark bittersweet chocolate or mixed with sugar and drizzled with heavy cream.

And because I am proud of this little patch....

...I can't believe I grew my own lettuce! From seeds! (*Insert happy dance here*) I am harvesting mixed leafy greens, arugula and some romaine. And because I succession planted (planted more of the same but several weeks apart), I will be harvesting my own salads for weeks to come!


Monica said...

We have a garden for the first time this year. I am so excited! We only have veggies, but I am going to try some berries next year!

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Awesome! The strawberries I've been getting this year have been so sweet and they smell so good! Of course I have to buy mine, not fruting it yet ;0)

Andrea said...

Lovely picture of you! I love it when it's strawberry season.

prashant said...

I am going to try some berries next year!
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