Early mornings, long nights, sunny days. The garden comes to life and everything green turns to technicolour as the flowers come out.
June is also the month of tennis. Wimbledon will soon be upon us and that can mean only one thing – Strawberries!
Strawberries are one of, if not my most, favourite fruits. I love picking them, eating them, baking with them and then eating them all over again.
I love their shape, texture and when they are ripe and juicy their taste is like nothing else I can compare it to. I am currently growing my own Strawberries in my container garden but I have been able to get hold of a couple of good tasting punnets from our local farmers market.
This past weekend was a three day weekend in the UK and as we spent a great deal of it up in the middle of the night or on the sofa dealing with contractions, severe backache and utter frustration I got to eat quite a few Strawberries (well I wasn’t doing much else. Oh no, that’s right I went to the garden centre and the supermarket. JOY!!!!).
I mostly ate the Strawbs with pancakes and maple syrup but occasionally I would treat myself to an entire bowl of nothing else but the fruit itself and scoff the lot.
So as I sit here and will these babies to come out of my body sooner rather than later I will also be thinking of some delicious recipes that I can share with you using this most wonderful of fruit.
I can already direct you to my recipe for Strawberries & Cream for Grownups as well as my super quick and easy take on Eton Mess and of course my five day course on Strawberry Jam, including a free download for Strawberry Jam Jar Labels.
June is a wonderful month and that is why I’m pleased to be having my babies at this time. Whether they come this afternoon or in twenty four days time (their forty week point) they will still be here in June.
Their birthdays will be full of flowers, food and fun. The mercury will be rising and the opportunity for them to have their parties out of doors will be there. When old enough they will be able to have Pimms and Strawberry Daiquiris served at their celebrations but until then it’ll be Strawberry Milkshakes.
Bless them. They have no idea how much fun they’ll have!
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Love Cherry xoxoxo
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