The fields were located between the Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean cliffs. We got to pick strawberries to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore.
The weather started out a little wet but the skies cleared and eventually made for a really beautiful day.
Jana and Arni volunteered to be our “quality control checkers.” I admit, there was a lot of taste-testing going on just to make sure we were picking nothing but the best.
Among the four of us, we filled a whole box full. 11 pounds of strawberries made for a really fragrant car ride home!
The next day, Jana and Daniel came over to our apartment and we put the strawberries to use.
After Jana helped slice all the strawberries, Arni made some really good jam. Since we had so many strawberries left over after one batch, he then made even more jam!
We have so much jam, we’ll be having it for morning, noon and night for the next month or so.
Daniel was really successful making The Best Strawberry Bread which in fact, really is the best strawberry bread, at least that I’ve ever had. I suppose I should say, “was” the best as only two days later, it was almost all gone.
I love these cooking get-togethers! They are really fun and deliciously rewarding in the end. We might try to make it down the coast again in a couple of months to harvest Blackberries. Any recipe suggestions are welcome!