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Strawberry Picking

Happy Memorial Day to my US friends.

This long weekend was a complete wash out... it rained all day, every day.

The kids had an extra snow day so the school gave them Friday off as well. There were a couple of rain free hours on Friday morning so we squeezed in a quick strawberry picking trip at a local farm.








This was our first time strawberry picking. We unintentionally ended up with 8lbs of strawberries. So now began the task of how to use all these strawberries.


I made pancakes


and milkshakes


I also made ice cream and pureed a bunch and froze them as ice cubes to be used in futures juices, I love a good strawberry lemonade.

And now we have just a bowl full left to eat. They were absolutely delectable.  
 

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33 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Freshly pickled berries must be very fresh, sweet and juicy!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Go back for more and make jam, LOL!

Martha said...

They sure look delicious and what fun to go pick them yourselves. If you can't use them up in time you could freeze them for smoothies. :)

karen said...

what fun! I took our kids once to strawberry pick and I remember my son eating a lot of them...I cannot remember what I did with them! Did I make jam? I cannot recall.

Marie Smith said...

Strawberries here won’t be ready for another month or so. It looks like you had great family fun. We always pick strawberries with our daughter and the kids and we always over pick too. They get eaten though.

Jennifer said...

I would love to go strawberry picking!

Jennifer
Curated By Jennifer

Kelly said...

Yum, yum!! Looks like you did a good job of using most of them. I agree with those who've said jam is a good option. Now I'm craving some fresh strawberries....

Polyester Princess said...

Sorry the hear Memorial weekend was a total washout. We had an extended weekend last week and it was exactly the same! I'm glad to hear you've managed to squeeze in a fun activity on Friday. Oh my, that's quite a lot of strawberries you guys picked! xxx

Red Rose Alley said...

What a fun time you all had at the strawberry farm. Cute pictures of the kids. The pancakes look delicious, and the ice cream looks so good too. Strawberry jam is a favorite. I just bought some fresh strawberries at the store for the first time this Spring. Thank you for your sweet comment on my Memorial Day post. : )

~Sheri

Liz A. said...

Score! There's nothing wrong with having too many strawberries.

bread&salt said...

Looks great and delicious! Looks very healthy and organic! You are lucky.

Veronica Lee said...

Oooo! I love strawberries! Picking them yourself sounds like a lot of fun.

Lovely said...

This sounds fun! Freezing them as ice cubes is such a cool idea. I need to try that.
xoxo
Lovely
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Nancy Chan said...

I love strawberry picking but we only did it once in a small farm up in the highlands. The farm you went to is really big! Strawberry milkshake sounds wonderful.

awhite said...

What a fun spring x summer outdoor activity! And now I'm craving strawberries. :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

What a fun time. Strawberry shortcake is my husband's favorite dessert so we would love to do something like this. Of course, we freeze everything that we have too much of!!
OXOX
Jodie
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Sparkles and Lattes said...

I wish we had strawberry farms here to pick from. I LOVE them and love strawberry pie!

Debbie said...

good for you!! that's a lot of strawberries, i was wondering what you would do with all of those!!

also a little curious where you went??

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

We just went strawberry picking last week, too! We go every year and I always try to do a few recipes with the strawberries, since we always land up with too many, too!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Wow 8 lbs. of strawberries! Guess you'll be enjoying them for awhile :)

Christine said...

Lovely post,lovely family outing!

Laura B said...

So fun! I can't wait to go strawberry picking with my girls!

Carole's Random Life said...

There is nothing better than fresh-picked strawberries. Yummy!

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah yes strawberry picking is super fun and is up there with apple and pumpkin picking. And UGH the weather was awful same here!

Allie of
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Kathrine Eldridge said...

Perfect activity for Memorial Day! The pancakes look and sound so yummy.

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Emmylou said...

Send me some next time, Hena. LOLZ....anyhoo....so cute:) Strawberry picking is awesome, although in the summer, I remember just being soooo hot:P My mom took the kids awhile back and they loved it!

Rach said...

Strawberry picking sounds so much fun! I would love to do that with Carter one day!

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Mica said...

So frustrating when it rains all weekend, but good you were able to enjoy the day before and go strawberry picking! We haven't been for a while but last time we went we were so excited as I thought I had a lot of strawberries. Keeping some for us to eat and then making the rest into smoothies I realised we probably should have picked more, they didn't last long, haha! But the kids had a great time anyway :)


Hope your week is going well :)

Away From The Blue

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

It was cold and rainy all weekend here too. Glad you were able to at least get some strawberry picking in. Looks like the boys had fun and those berries and everything you made with them look delicious!

Jeanie said...

Those strawberries look fabulous and what a great activity to do with the kids. My strawberry crop isn't quite so ripe yet but coming along.

Evi Erlinda said...

The strawberries look beautiful, and the boys look so excited to pick strawberries from the trees.
The strawberry smoothie is mouthwatering!

Stef NL said...

What a fun, fruit picking trip. Send us your rain girlfriend. California is in drought again.

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