Friday, July 3, 2009


Just over 8 pounds of strawberries there. (Or strawbabies as some of my family members affectionately call them.) We went and picked them this morning over at Dutton Farm. This is something we started doing last year and I'm glad we did. It's fun! Sure, I've picked strawberries off my aunt's bush before, but there are rows and rows of strawberries here!

The only problem was that today is the first day in about two weeks that it hasn't been raining. The rain destroyed a lot of the strawberries. It was difficult to pick through all the bad ones to find the good ones.

I've got plans for these strawbabies! I'm going to-
Make jam
Make cookies
Make virgin strawberry bellinis
And I'm going to freeze a bunch to use for smoothies!

I do not plan on sitting and eating any of them. I actually can't stand the texture of berries, so the only way I'll eat them is buy making something with them. There's plenty for my mom and sister to enjoy eating, though!

I'll post any recipes I use once I start making stuff. It needs to be soon, because I can't let these sit for too long.


  1. Really? You can't stand the texture?! Wow, how interesting. I was going to recommend strawberry crepes but if you don't like the texture...

    I discovered strawberries in my garden yesterday. Most of them had gone bad but a saved a few and had them with milk. Divine! Well, at least for me.

    Can't wait to see what you make with them Tori!

  2. There is nothing better than a recipe with fresh strawberries! I look forward to seeing the results of your culinary strawbabies! :)

  3. I love this post Tori. I grew up picking strawberries with my brothers and our parents. We'd go home and my dad would make jam.

    It's the same here...there's been so much rain the strawberries aren't as big and red as usual.

    Strawbabies...LOVE IT!!