Monday, June 22, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

I wish The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever" rang true for Southern Ontario and we had fields of strawberries growing year round. I know I shouldn’t complain because for the majority of the year we are lucky enough to have access to strawberries shipped in from California. They’re good but their taste cannot compare to the locally grown variety.

Thankfully strawberry season has arrived in Southern Ontario and I’ve already been eating my fair share. On Saturday morning I had them on my pancakes. On Saturday afternoon I had them at a country fair with pound cake and ice cream. On Sunday I had some on my Strawberry-Mandarin Orange salad and then proceeded to eat quite a few straight-up. I’m happy to report that they tasted awesome!

Locally grown may cost a little more but you definitely get more bang (in terms of flavor) for your buck. In my books that’s money well spent and I think John, Paul, George and Ringo would agree!

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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