Every year we go and pick strawberries, so we piled everyone, Derek's mom, brother, sister and us in the van and went pickin' at Lorences Berry Farm. Adeline did pretty well on Der's back and Hakan ate his weight in strawberries:)
The night before we had some extremely strong winds in the area that apparently wiped out a lot of the other strawberry grower's fields, so they were sending over their picking teams to this one, so we made sure to pick a lot just in case this is all we would get for the season.
We went home with 17 pounds of berries. I hulled and froze most of them already...I have red hands to prove it and I've made two awesomely delicious recipes so far, besides melted chocolate fondue with strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream topped with strawberries, with more to come.
Strawberry Mint Popsicles
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves (I have a mint plant, so this was perfect)
3/4 cup vanilla bean yogurt
3/4 cup half and half
agave syrup for sweetness to taste
Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins
You can find the recipe here.