Saturday, June 14, 2008

Picking Strawberries

This afternoon Stefan and I made it to pick strawberries right before it started to rain. I'm always surprised how many we walk away with - and how inventive I have to get to use them all. Right now I am thinking we'll be having strawberry margaritas and perhaps trying strawberries with balsamic, which I hear is delicious. What's also surprising is that 2 large bowls of strawberries only cost 6€!

We saw some interesting things in the field - Stefan tossed me a heart shaped strawberry and he spotted conjoined (or mating) may flies. My favorite finds were the strange shaped strawberries - one even looked like a star.

If you live in the Munich area, you can find nearby fields at Erdbeerzeit in München. This website also lists nearby fields for raspberries and blueberries as well.

I have a feeling we'll be checking those out soon!


JoernandAllison said...

What fun! Fresh picked strawberries are the best! Was this place far for you guys to go?

Emily said...

Allison - you have to check around Stuttgart. You might be surprised. Our strawberry patch was only about a 10 minute drive from us.

I already want to go back and pick more - it's such a fun weekend activity.

Caitlin said...

Such a cute photo of you!

Cathy60 said...

I went with my little son. He had picked up the biggest he could find and I, the funniest ! The multiple ones like the one in your picture !!!

Emily said...

Caitlin - you're too sweet.

Catherine - I am so happy that you also went. They were so delicious... even with strange shapes.