Tuesday, June 12, 2012

From Our Yard: Pie!!!

I'm guessing we put in the strawberries about five years ago. It was back before Charlie, when Josh and I were just a couple of single parents raising our shared-custody kids together. We put in a lot of the edible perennials around that time when we had actual full days with no children in the house (imagine that!).

Either it has been the right number of years since planting or the right weather this spring or both, but we have a bumper crop of strawberries this year. Each day for a week or so, we've had a heaping bowlful to pick and eat, and enough left over at the peak to make a pie! (Next year, cross your fingers for enough excess to make jam!)

The rhubarb was planted the same year as the strawberries, but will need to be moved because it's being out-competed by raspberries and our neighbor's mulberry bushes. When I went to harvest it, I could only get a few thin stalks - enough for about a cup and a half cut up. Luckily, that turned out to be the right amount to blend with the strawberries.

Pie is always good, but pie from stuff growing on your own little city lot is damn satisfying!
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