Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The garden's sudden surprise of strawberry blossoms raised spirits and placed hope for just a taste at an all-time high. In reality, the first frost is just around the corner, so while the hope lingers, the fact is that these tiny gems of the garden will come back in the Spring. Still, I'm on red alert! Bejeweled with morning dew, their runners have transformed three little plants into a prolific patch that is racing to the finish to grow its berries. No encouragement needed; they'll just keep running like crazy.



Wildflower Honey
Strawberries (preferably Farmers Market or Homegrown)
Couple of Cups of Hope
Salt Dishes

Confession: I broke my own Cardinal Rule and bought supermarket strawberries just to satisfy my craving. The garden or farm-grown variety is far superior, so my taste buds will simply have to wait till Spring. Nonetheless, I'm sure you'll take a shine to these rubescent little garden jewels made even more lustrous with a coating of bee-manufactured wildflower honey. Thus, if you're lucky enough to live in a place that has Fragaria, rinse your berries, pat dry and set aside. Pour the honey into each salt dish and set the strawberry atop. Place one at each table setting as a pre-dinner palate cleanser or serve as a treat anytime.


Debi@7Gates said...

Love that "Red Alert". What a little treasure that just popped up.

nancy at good food matters said...

I have a friend in Nashville whose strawberries are also having an autumn resurgence--she was quite surprised when she found flowers and little berries forming. They may not yield much, but it brought such pleasure to find them.

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh, how yummy! Strawberries are one of my absolute favorites.

Velva said...

Strawberries will come into season here soon. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.