Monday, June 2, 2008

Strawberry Picking Season

Today is the first day of strawberry season! I woke up at the crack of dawn to go strawberry-picking with my Pappy. We headed over to Beam's Blue Mountain Farm and spent the morning taking ripe red strawberries out of the field. I love the sound of the fruit as they pop off of the rest of the plant. I'm not sure that as many strawberries made it into the basket as into our mouths...

Then when I got home, I made some tasty strawberry shortcakes. Instead of baking it in a round cake pan I lumped the dough onto a cookie sheet to make shortcake patties, or whatever you want to call them. This is the first time I've tried this method over the large round hunk of shortcake that serves pie-shaped slices kind. I think I like this way better so that all of sides can get golden brown. Although, I must admit, I may have done something wrong because they don't look as good as they taste. They look strangely smooth and biscuit-like.

But oh well. Mmmmmm. I love strawberry time!


  1. I have to admit, when you said that you when you said short cake patties, I thought of cow patties. So, the country has gotten to me. Why don't you make food for me like that. Strawberries are so good! I already with you.

  2. cow patties? gross.