The farm was busy at this time of year, we queued, paid at the cashiers, were issued with our plastic containers and began our descent down the hill to the strawberry patch. Groups of people were passing with containers mounded high laden with the bright red fruit. I was worried there wouldn’t be any strawberries left for us to pick, no need, strawberries were growing abundantly.
The strawberries were plump, sweet and juicy. We were invited to Nick’s brothers house in the Adelaide Hills for dinner that night and brought the strawberries for dessert. All that was needed was to mix them with some caster sugar and a splash of balsamic vinegar, served with some vanilla ice cream it was a sublime combination.
Another mouthwatering combination is strawberries dipped in chocolate. I dipped these ones in 70% dark chocolate. So easy, put a pot of water on to boil, place your chocolate in a glass or heatproof bowl. Place over the pot (make sure the water isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl) and stir every now and then until your chocolate is melted. Take the bowl off the pot, dip your strawberries and place on a tray lined with non stick baking paper. Place in the fridge until set.
I’m excited to be back and look forward to touching base with you all again. My new blog design is about three weeks away. I know it’s taken a long time, there are so many details to work out and I’ve found it’s not a project you can rush. I can’t wait to reveal it to you all.
Much love to everyone and see you Monday.