Each year we have an avalanche of certain fruit. It is not the same fruit each year, last year it was the tayberries. This year is the year of the strawberry.
Last year we decided to refresh the strawberry patch. We dug up the old plants and prepared a new bed in a different part of the potager. Three different varieties were chosen to give us a long season of wonderful sweet red fruit. The plants were left to grow and any flowers picked off to make the plants stronger for the following year.
Fast forward to 2012. On the first passing – 3kgs were picked.
Fresh strawberries with creme fraiche, strawberry coulis with home-made pancakes, fresh fruit salad with strawberries, 5 pots of strawberry jam …
Homemade fruity strawberry milkshake. Delicious for breakfast and a favourite of one of our younger house guests this year.
Another 6 kgs picked …. that makes 9 kgs in total …. and counting. This doesn’t include the garden snacking whilst working in the potager and the hundreds of partially slug eaten or rotten ones we have given to the chickens.
So now – we are running out of things to do with them – we have given 1 kg to friends – there can be only one option left …
What could this possibly be ….
A strawberry daiquiri – for the lady – of course !