The Promise of Summer: Making Strawberry Cake

4 years ago

Strawberries — sweet little kisses of summer…  I know, I know, it’s not summer yet. But can’t a woman dream? Don’t know about you, but I had a perfect Mother’s Day weekend. Part of the program was a trip to a local strawberry patch, where we gathered three gallons of ready-to-eat picture-perfect delicious strawberries in less than 15 minutes!

The patch was bursting with beautiful fragrant berries, only pick and eat. I was surprised at how few people were there, because everything about that day was simply perfect — the weather, the people, the berries, the sound of tall grass swaying in the breeze…

Making Strawberry Cake -- freshly picked strawberries

Image: Courtesy of Eat Already

One of the aspects of growing up in a country where seasonal produce was consumed is the anticipation that comes with it. Anticipation of the fresh fragrant strawberries was, in part, connected with anticipation of summer — lazy days at the beach, no school, walking around in open-toe shoes, getting suntanned (yes, you fear-mongering medics, you heard me, tanned, every day!), playing outside until dark, sleeping with windows open… All those things came very shortly after the strawberries appeared on the market — yellowish, frail and sour at first, dark red, robust and juicy later...

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