It’s strawberry season here at Seven Oaks, and the fresh strawberries have just started ripening this past week. I love nothing more than fresh strawberries picked from the plants, swiped on a shirttail to remove the dirt, and consumed immediately. There’s nothing sweeter than a fresh strawberry. Even the WORST fresh strawberry makes store ones pale by comparison. To say I’m an enthusiast is an understatement.
The birds are another matter entirely. They’re tough to outwit. Netting might help, but I haven’t invested in it yet. As soon as the berries are the perfect shade of ripeness, crows bite the ends off. I try to hide the berries under leaves, which seems to work. If they can’t see it, they don’t eat it.
- Southern Living shares 51 recipes for fresh strawberries. Their magazine is usually great when it comes to recipes. Some look absolutely mouth-watering!
- Cooking Light is always one of my favorite recipe sources. Here they’ve listed 20 recipes for fresh strawberries.
- Taste of Home is another magazine which published great recipes. Here is the link to their collection of strawberry recipes.