Picking fruits from the farm is always fun and the difference between freshly picked and brought from store is easily identifiable. Like in case of strawberries I picked this weekend, they are so perfectly ripe and sweet, they melt in the mouth. Somebody with no teeth can eat them easily!
I hadn’t seen the strawberries plants before, so their shortness gave me a big surprise. I never expected to pick the berries crawling on my knees. I was looking for big plants with big berries hanging down but this (see the below picture) is what I got when I reached the picking spot.
The juicy freshness and perfect red color and texture is hard to describe. The best strawberries I have eaten in my life!
Today I relished them by making smoothie and dessert (covering them with chocolate).
Here is the recipe. I altered it somewhat that I chopped and melted dove dark chocolate squares (count 10) in microwave for around 30 seconds and covered around 17 berries. Then melted 1 cup Hershey’s milk chocolate chips and covered another 24 berries. Keep them all at room temperature for around half an hour and then placed in refrigerator.
A truly amazing experience of strawberry picking! Wish to do it again but chances are slim as the season has almost come to an end. Enjoy!