Sunday, June 09, 2013

Strawberries First Blush at Restoration Farm

A carpet of green, accented by brilliant jewels of red, signals the start of a festive season. It’s not the yuletide, but the start of summer.
The strawberries fields of Restoration Farm offer the bright young things of summer.  Red to the core, they are like sweet pockets of juice that glitter under the late spring sky.  
I can’t fully embrace the summer until I’ve waded into the field and picked my first basket of fresh strawberries. These blushing berries belong to us, the first fruits of the season.  As always I celebrate their arrival by sneaking a taste of few berries right in the field.   It’s a little miracle to savor the dripping, delicious sweetness of a fresh strawberry, drenched by the sun and plucked right from the field.
The first strawberries of summer make for a particularly whimsical dinner salad of berries and slivered almonds tossed with local Long Island lettuce and asparagus.  
A taste of a single berry in the field at Restoration Farm is a miracle. A bowlful is a guilty pleasure! They are like no other berries on Earth!  

©2013 T.W. Barritt All Rights Reserved 


~~louise~~ said...

Happy Sunday T.W!

Oh my gosh those berries look absolutely precious! Nothing beats a fresh picked strawberry especially when you've nurtured it yourself.

I'm off to bed now knowing I will be dreaming of delicate delicious Long Island Strawberries. Sweet dreams indeed.

Thank you so much for sharing...

Gloria Baker said...

what lovrely strswberries look beautiful!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

So glad to see your local strawberries. They have been especially good this season.

Anonymous said...

Your local strawberrries look great, juicy & yummy!

MMMM,...Enjoy it thoroughly! Strawberry season is nearly over here in Belgium!

Laura Luciano said...

thinking strawberry jam! I see it in your future. :)

Velva said...

Strawberry season has come and gone here in North Florida and I regret not getting in on the action. Next year will be different.

Restoration Farm strawberries are beautiful.


Axelle the french cook said...

We're eating strawberries almost each day, in this season. Just love them. Yours seems very juicy.

Catherine said...

Dear T.W., Fresh strawberries are the best. The strawberry salad looks healthy and delicious. Blessings, Catherine