Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Over the weekend, my family went strawberry picking with our good friend Aimee and her children at a farm in Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco. It's something we do together every year. There were so many berries, and they were literally falling off the bushes! You can see the sort of delectable abundance I'm talking about in the photo here that Aimee took. We all had so much fun stuffing our baskets (and our mouths) with the delicious fruits. When we reached the checkout stand, Duncan, the girls, and I weighed in more than 16 lbs. of strawberries. The farm had also thoughtfully put up an honesty box next to the checkout for everyone to drop in payment for all the berries they'd eaten in the field.

That night, most of the strawberries were made into jam and put away in the cupboard, but my little one made sure we put some berries in the freezer to bring out later and have with yogurt from the farmer's market. Oh my! Oh my!

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