Strawberry Update: "Ridiculously Good"

Saturday, May 06, 2006
That long-awaited moment has arrived. We watched. We wondered. We waited. They bloomed. They ripened. They tempted us.

And then we ate.

These are the first strawberries we grew in our garden, and they tasted absolutely exquisite. At first, it was their fragrance that enveloped us. Then we bit slowly into their soft, sweet flesh -- still warm from the day's sun -- juicy, and ever so slightly tart to the finish. A pure, naked strawberry. I don't think it can get any better than that.

In Michael's own words, they were "ridiculously good."

(P.S. I think I might have just written my first food porn.)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Hanna in Cleveland said...

What kind of strawberries are those? They have an odd shape. Almost greek vase-like. They look good though.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

I'm not sure what kind these are. I wish I knew! They were "found" strawberry plants. Someone at the community garden left a bunch of plants by the shed after they thinned theirs out last year. They were up for grabs and I took a few, but since I didn't know who the previous owner was, I never found out what kind.

I've been wondering about their peculiar shape too. I am not sure if that's the way they're supposed to be or if we did something that caused them to grow that way. Perhaps too much or too little water? In any case, they taste good!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the odd shape, it makes it easy to chop the leaves/stem off without wasting any of the berry's top.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

christa, your harvesting is just spectacular. you could start your own program with gardening cooking and tips. The berries made our mouth water. i like the way you write. love from the mountain

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Genie said...

Christa,

You're giving me some great ideas for next year -- it would be great to do a little early-spring gardening, just to space out when we are able to harvest things. I'm really enjoying your blog, and looking forward to reading more!

Genie
The Inadvertent Gardener

1:33 PM  

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