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Thread: Strawberry Fields Forever

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    Strawberry Fields Forever

    I went to the Strawberry fields today to pick fresh Strawberries. Oh lord, I am beat. I picked 10 pounds for 22.50. I don't mind the price as this is about the same in the store but these are fresh right off the bush and all are perfect.

    I am so tired from the up and down lol and the sun was so hot. I wore myself out and then, I didn't think to take something to eat and I was getting shaky. I ate a few berries and beat it home. I am only about 15 minutes away. I will freeze some tomorrow and make a couple jar of jam.

    I haven't really quilted or painted at all as I am in knit mode lol...but soon I will have something to show you. I was looking around for a new trend or something. I found a block called a "swoosh" or something like that? I can't see what the deal is, it's just a quilt block...maybe it's the fabric used? Amy Butler?
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    I saw your Title and started humming the Beatles song. yummy looking strawberries!!!

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    Me too, plus we have a health food store nearby called Strawberry Fields. lol

    Those are beautiful but I must admit that I had to look at where you're located because there won't be any fresh strawberries here for a long time.
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    your strawberries look sooo good it's been way to long since I had fresh strawberries

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    yum......we used to go stawberry picking some years back but the farmer has stopped growing them,,,,i miss picking....hard work though....although in June i still pick wild strawberries...enjoy your wonderful pick!!

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    There is nothing like picking berries. I am orginally from Michigan and love their berries--smaller, juicier and redder. I recently had Florida berries and they were excellent. Yours looked yummy

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    Yum, those look delicious!

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    Looks yummy. I can buy strawberries all year long at Sam's, best and freshest produce anywhere around here. Cheaper that regular stores. I'm not much for picking my own the last few years.
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    Looks delicious!! Hope they r sweet and juicy!! Love the jingle!!

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    Fresh picked strawberries in March. Wow! We only have that in June, maybe into July up here in New York. Just a couple of jars of jam?
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    It's amazing. As I was picking these, a new crop was growing. I made syrup with some. I just chopped up a bunch and cooked them in lemon juice and some water and about 1 pound of brown sugar. I then put a plastic bag into a sour cream container and poured in the syrup (it's thick) and then I put those in the freezer.

    I washed the rest and put those in bags and in the freezer too. I will get anoter patch for jam etc.

    I save all my little container that the prunes, sour cream, yogurt come in and use them for this purpose. It would be better to freeze in smaller containers and once they are frozen, just pop them into a freezer bag to save space.

    I do the same with a large supply of lemons that I get free every year. I squeeze and pour in ice trays and then bag them. I have lemon juice all year and free lol......

    I just took some frozen strawberries out and once defrosted, I will slice and pour some of then syrup I made over them instead of whipping cream lol.....

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    We pick fresh fruit all summer and then freeze it. We have strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches. I eat them everyday.

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    Those strawberries look so good. I think I'm drooling

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    Oh, oh, oh, oh I am tasting them in my mind. We won't see such berries for several months here and then only for a few weeks.
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    Saw your title and thought you were talking about the Strawberry Fields Forever Bom from Fabric Shack that I am doing. Your strawberries look sooo delicious. Enjoy!

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    I remember picking strawberries in the winter when I lived in FL. I use to call up my dad in NJ and gloat. LOL I would love to find some U pick it fields around here. I am sure there are some. Those look soo good.

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    Florida strawberries are really special and picking your own is that much more rewarding. Enjoy.
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    Shame on you. We are all red with envy. Our strawberries won't be ready until then end of May. But your's look really good, and makes me hungry for some strawberry shortcake.
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    Our grocery has both Florida and California strawberries. We only buy the Florida berries (until the Bald Knob berries are ripe). They are so much sweeter and beautiful.

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    Oh yummy. now you've gone and done it. I wont some right now!!! Will have to settle for what's in the store here. Lucky you to be able to have them this time of year.
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    They look delicious!

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    Those strawberries look luscious. Unfortunately we don't get strawberries in WI until the end of June to middle of July, depending on the weather.
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    Kripe! I covet your berries!! I love fresh strawberries. Lucky you! We still have snow!

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    that is just so not nice to post that wonderful picture, and make us northern, still in the 20 degree yankees be so filled with envy.

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    Oh my goodness, I can picture some Strawberry Shortcake or strawberries in Jello, or strawberries crushed and spooned over vanilla Ice cream... Yummy oH yes some Strawberry Jam on Hot Biscuits...
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