July 26, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

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No this isn't about Sir Paul (I didn't get to see him in Halifax but I heard he was awesome). This is about my strawberry picking adventure. I wish I had brought my camera with me. Some pics of the field would have been fun. My friend and our girls found a U-pick farm and had to drive waaay up into the woods. Good thing she had a truck because I would not get my car up there! It was the end of the season so the pickins were slim but I still managed to get about 8lbs of strawberries.

Here's what I did with them.


These came from the Martha Stewart Cupcake cookbook. These are Strawberry Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue frosting. Yum!


  1. Wow, that looks delicious. 8 pounds sure go a long way!

  2. Homemade strawberry jam really is the best. Everytime we go to my husband's grandma's house, I pester her for a jar. And those cupcakes--mouthwatering!!

  3. I love summer and the harvest. No strawberries for me, but yours look delicious. And those cupcakes look heavenly.

  4. I'm so impressed - I bet those cupcakes are delicious!

  5. Awesome job with the jam! I just went strawberry picking recently and we made jar after jar of jam... the freezer is STUFFED. What a fun way to spend a weekend!

  6. I really wish I had seen Sir Paul... I love strawberries. We have been enjoying shortcake. Soon we will be moving on to blueberries, though, and that will mean blueberry pie! Yum. :) Actually, blueberry jam too. I think I am a blueberry person. lol

  7. I SO have to get that cupcake book!!! Those look fabulous!

  8. Jodie and Kathy- They were!

    Nik- Yes, I wanted to freeze some but there wasn't much left.

    Trish- Good thing your husband's grandma makes jam!

    Booklogged- I'm loving all the fresh stuff.

    Kim L- I made the cooked kind this time around.

    Kailana- I love blueberry pie!

    Joanna- It's a great book.

  9. The strawberries and raspberries are really good this year!

  10. Oh my goodness, how badly do I want one of those cupcakes right now?

  11. Wow. Those cupcakes look so delicious! We have a You-pick farm near where I live (20 minutes tops) but somehow I've never managed to visit it. Craziness.

  12. Yummm! I would pluck one of those cupcakes off the screen if I could.

  13. Those cupcakes look really, REALLY good...


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