Monday, July 25, 2011

Strawberry Day

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When the Lord grants you a perfectly beautiful day in the midst of a cold summer, you seize it.

And, when a friend gives you the green light on local strawberry picking the same day, you grab a basket!

And, when the berry bushes offer up 21 pounds of plump, gorgeous, delicious strawberries, you nab your apron off the hook for a Strawberry Day!

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We made a scrumptious cake, two loaves of moist strawberry-banana bread, three quarts of mouthwatering ice cream, a strawberry and tomato caprese salad to serve alongside BLTs

and jam.

Lots and lots of jam.

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Thank you Lord for…

strawberry days
sunshine that parts rainclouds
glittering jars on pantry shelves
pudgy hands stained in sweet juices
cool breezes on warm days
delighted giggles
berry-smeared smiles
good earth
my quaint, little kitchen that does all I need it to
a husband’s helping hands
brother-and-sister play
clean water
another bag of sugar
crisp chorus of popping lids
time to soak it all in.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Bethany,
    Those berries look delicious. We went strawberry picking a little while ago. I would love the recipe for the strawberry banana bread if you don't mind sharing it. My email address is mkostrzebski@gmail.com.
    Hope all is well with all of you!

    Melissa (Carey) Kostrzebski

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  2. We made the strawberry cake this week and it was wonderful! Thank you so much for the link--today we may try the jam. We have had some wonderful peaches here in Texas so I made the Pioneer Woman's Peach Crisp with maple cream sauce--I highly recommend that as well! It is such a blessing having such wonderful summer fruits to bake with! Thank you again for the recipes--as the previous poster mentioned, if you have the recipe for the strawberry banana bread I would love to try that as well --if you don't mind sharing it. Blessings, Holly agsgrl@aol.com

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