Tuesday, June 23, 2009

strawberry fields forever


Wooohoo... strawberries are finally here! This past weekend, we ventured out to the farms on Westham Island, a short ride outside of Vancouver, to pick some fresh strawberries. We managed to fill two extra large ice cream buckets... and I got a bit of nice tan in addition to my berry stained fingers. I was tempted to pick more... but being a horrible guesser of weights and measures, I was a bit paranoid of picking more than the cash we had in hand (yes, I am a bit of a worry wort). After our agricultural adventure, we enjoyed tall cold glasses of strawberry milkshake made at the local farm stand... just writing about this is making me want another one... so please excuse me, while I go and fire up the blender.

28 comments:

Joy White said...

YUM - nothing compares to fresh picked strawberries in June.

Stacey said...

A fresh strawberry milkshake sounds absolutely delicious!! Now I will be thinking about one until I get to have one myself. :)

thecraftbegins said...

I was in Seattle last weekend, and it was berries, berries, everywhere! Looks like you had a good time.

Anna said...

strawberry shakes are my favorite!

SillyLittleLady said...

I love strawberries, I wish there was someplace around here we could go and pick fresh fruit!

TMCPhoto said...

we are so planning a berry picking day, I just made jam from the cherries in our backyard tree and am now feeling very 1950's housewife and I have the pin curls to prove it

rachellovespeace said...

mmm that does sound yummy. now i want one. :)

wunderbug said...

i need to go strawberry picking sooo bad - and then i'm gonna make boatloads of jam. raspberry, too.

know of any good recipes? :)

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

Ooh, great idea...thanks! now I know what I'll be doing and where I'll be heading this weekend!

readingsully2 said...

Valerie...hhhmmmmmmm sounds good.

Christie Cottage said...

Love fresh strawberries!

I can remember picking strawberries for hours on end! Every now and then one would end up in my mouth :-)

Bridget said...

Strawberry milkshakes are quite possibly my favorite thing in the world. Now it's all I can think about. Must. Get. Milkshake.

our little love nest said...

Fresh strawberry milkshakes....YUMMY! ;)
I just picked up strawberries from Trader Joes and may have to make some of those tonight with frozen yogurt.

louise35flower said...

We have a huge crop of strawberries on our allotment this year, for some reason I hadn't thought of milkshakes... I'm of to find my blender too!
Thanks also for visiting my blog!

Mallory said...

picking strawberries (well, EATING strawberries) is one of my top five favorite summer activities. i must go now!

marin said...

mhm! strawberries are best on my bday (the 21st) and I had loads of them to test my theory!

californiablue said...

If you like strawberry frozen yogurt, you'll love this recipe!

http://californiablue.tumblr.com/post/120046483/wonderful-strawberries-although-our-crop-has-not

Enjoy!

Curtis Collectables :) said...

I'm so jealous. I want to live in that field. BTW, yes Jon and Kate was last night. It was worth watching.

Sandrine said...

Hi, just found your lovely blog after reading hey Harriet one;)It is Strawberry season in Australia too;)

Little Dickens Designs said...

So funny, that's what I went and did today too! We didn't pick too much because I wanted to go back again later in the week. I love going berry picking!

Lori said...

DELISH!!!

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AnastasiaC said...

we took our boys Strawberry picking a few years back - so fun! beautiful taste too!

randi said...

yay strawberry picking!

i don't think i'll pick this year with my little guy too likely to run amok and then some, but i've been meaning to take a drive out to my fave place and get a big flat for jam and crisp and eating. must do!!! :-)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh yum! I recently planted some strawberries and can't wait for them to be ready for picking! I just hope they don't die on me beforehand. Plants have a tendency to do that in my care...

cabin + cub said...

Yay.. sounds like everyone is in a strawberry-riffic mood! I wish I had some recipes to post, but I don't.. usually just eat them fresh or in smoothies and shakes. ;)

Farah said...

that sounds divine, I wish I could be there

Denise said...

I am dying to pick strawberries but it has been pouring here all week! hopefully tomorrow!

Melissa said...

Aw man. Now I'm hungry. And living here in Arizona, you can bet I won't be able to go out and pick strawberries. *envy*