Up at the allotment the strawberries are cropping like crazy. Two weeks in (and despite having only a new, and quite small bed) we are a bit overwhelmed. We’ve already been sharing big bowls full with the neighbours. Fortunately said neighbours say they are more than happy to relieve us of the ‘problem’. But I can see that jam making might have to happen next, although today it’s far too hot to even contemplate standing over a pan of hot bubbling fruit. Maybe strawberry ice cream then. Now that’s more like it. I can stand over my little ice cream maker, and chill while all is creamily churning. Aaah…
38 thoughts on “Can You Have Too Many Strawberries? [Six Word Saturday]”
No 🙂 Although my sister might disagree – as a teenager it did her skin no good at all. Being a loving brother I was, of course, enormously sympathetic – “I’ll have hers!”
What a lovely brother!
For some reason this year, we ended up with loads of tiny strawberries (timing on the rain/sun, I think). But I finally used some of the giant rhubarb in our garden and made a strawberry crumble – worth having the oven on for. Usually we give strawberries to our neighbors, but these were a little embarrassing!
Oh yes! Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, and never mind the size 🙂
Too bad I’m not one of your neighbors ……I simply adore strawberries!
With these temperatures ( 35, here) It’s an excellent idea to make ice-cream instead of jam….!
Have a great weekend , don’t work too much!
Cheers, Anna. Have a great weekend too in your 35 degrees.
Yes, here in the Mid-Atlantic, USA, it’s also been a stellar year for them. Yummy, yummy, yummy…
Great. Now I’ve drooled all over my keyboard. Thanks a bunch.
Oh dear, Ron. Am so sorry I made you drool 😦
There’s no such thing as too many strawberries. Last year I actually grew them in a hanging basket, and it was such fun to walk out the door and pluck went off.
Now that sounds a great idea – strawberries from heaven 🙂
How I envy you. Here I have enough for one or two every day. I daresay you have a lot more plants than me! But they do taste delicious picked and eaten warm from the sun.
That warmed by the sun taste cannot be beaten, can it.
True. The flavour is so good. I keep nibbling on basil, rocket, tomatoes and strawberries. Not enough of anything except the basil, to make a meal out of!
I’m sure the meal will come together eventually 🙂
Healthy snacking – actually got 8 strawberries this morning!
You’re ”lucky”! I discovered two scraggly looking things and that was it.
I must plant a new crop and start again come the spring.
Fancy a barter? We have several hundred lemons ripening at the moment?
Oh YES. Let’s do a swap. Just need to get the teleporter thingy fixed. We’re boiling here today, btw. African temps, and set to continue for the next few days. Phew and double phew.
A bumper crop but what variety Tish? they look like the ones I used to scrump on weekend walks from school. I too wish to be your neighbour – ice cream today – jam tomorrow!
Now you’re asking, Laura. I may well have known once what varieties they are. But not now – a fruity Heinz 57 perhaps
I vote for ice cream and jam too! Have a berry nice day!
Not too bad here too after a slow start!
They need to catch up with the clotted cream 🙂
Definitely icecream; or a slightly boozy granita?
Addition of alcohol definitely tempting 🙂
I would not have thought you could have too many, but maybe I was wrong!
I often freeze my excess of strawberries. We are having the opposite problem – too many days of heavy rain causes ours to rot on the stem. The ones I manage to bring inside need several rinses of water to get rid of the mud caked on them. And then they only last a day or two before they spoil. Luckily, they are everbearing – so I’ll have a continuous season into fall. Enjoy those perfectly ripe strawberries!
Nothing worse than muddy strawberries. Wishing you some rain-free weather, Annette.
Aaah…I could almost eat from the picture! If I were your neighbor, I would volunteer to solve the problem 🙂
Ooh, how delicious! Beautiful captures of these fresh strawberries!
Thank you, Amy 🙂
My husband’s a sucker for strawberry icecream, Tish 😦