Today we are going to the strawberry fields and we are going to buy some flats of strawberries. I wish that I could say that I enjoyed or even liked just a little bit picking strawberries or any berry for the matter but I don't. Kneeling on the ground and bending over for a few hours is just not my idea of fun. give me a shovel and I will dig for some potatoes pick peas and beans but berries? not so much.
When the kids were little John would take them picking. Of they went with their little buckets and boots and all excited. They would come back with red juice all over them and smelling very sweet. Those kind of trips would cure their longing for strawberries for awhile. Of course, they ate more than what they picked. Everyone was happy.
After cleaning and hulling and slicing I'd freeze them. We'd have them on icecream or just plain for dessert back in the day when we had dessert. Now everyone wants them for smoothies. They make the best smoothies. This means I need alot more than ever. I also need a boat load of blueberries which are also excellent in smoothies. Having a Magic Bullet really helps. Once we bought one we have used it every day. Its a great little machine and easy to clean.
We had to order more rings for the lid and so we had them sent to our american mailbox. I came back over the border and they asked me if I had anything to declare and I said I bought a part for my Bullet..... Sometimes I'm just amazed at what comes out of my mouth.
Wow, that was back breaking work.
Good thing I didn't pick them :)