Strawberry Fields Forever

garden fresh strawberries

Here’s a Brit Week challenge for you: Try to read this poem without that iconic Beatles’ chorus running through your head.

Wild Strawberries

Strawberries that in gardens grow

Are plump and juicy fine,

But sweeter far as wise men know

Spring from the woodland vine.

No need for bowl or silver spoon,

Sugar or spice or cream,

Has the wild berry plucked in June

Beside the trickling stream…

—English poet Robert Graves

strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar

Unfortunately, Santa Barbara doesn’t have wild strawberries growing along wooded streams. However, I’m quite happy with my plump and juicy garden strawberries. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite ways of enjoying these summertime gems.

Strawberry Cake

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with a Lattice Top

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

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