I know, I know, I'm waaaaa-aaaa-aaaay behind on posts! I've got a TON of pics from Chicago to post, plenty of the garden, and unfortunately, not too many of good food that I've made. I guess these next pics cover the last two categories - "food I've 'made'" and "garden"!
Here's what the strawberry patch was looking like last week:
So far I've had two mostly ripe strawberries nibbled from the underside by some sort of critter (slugs maybe?), and those had to be pitched, one PERFECTLY ripe strawberry (pictured above), and one that was just short of perfect.
We ate them! (Minus the slug-nibbled ones!) Tassssty! No, not the biggest of strawberries (hopefully bigger ones are yet to come with warmer weather and more rain?), but they had a freshness you just don't get from even the best of the grocery store/farmer's market berries. Sure, I'm no Finny, who picks a handful a day, but this is my first year with strawberries, I've got poor soil, and these plants are just starting. Gimme time!
In the meantime, I'll have some secret little garden snacks while I do the rounds after work! ;-)