Friday, July 01, 2005

Strawberry Picking

A friend and I went strawberry picking yesterday. The picking season started maybe a week ago and this field is actually only about 20 minutes from Ottawa.

The strawberries are smallish but full of flavour, much better than what we get in the supermarket. We went at about 8:30 a.m. and I had just finished breakfast. Bad move! I was too full to enjoy eating as much as I picked. Next time I'll plan better.

At home I prepared some to freeze some in 2-cup mason jars, with about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of sugar per jar. Once thawed, they are excellent with vanilla ice cream. I also made some light jam but unfortunately the picture came out fuzzy.

What a nice way to spend Canada Day! Happy Canada Day everyone!.

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