Wednesday, May 9, 2012

~rather blurry STRAWBERRIES..~

For the better part of my life I thought I was allergic to strawberries.  I was told I would get hives if I ate them.  You know, those large lumps that can come up and itch like crazy when you eat something you are allergic to. 
So...I didn't eat them.  I remember I would sit so close to a bowl of them...or linger over them in the market...taking in their lovely aroma.

..and then one day I broke down and wolfed down a strawberry! 
Nothing.  Hours went by, nothing.  So..I ate another..and another..
and I have been gorging on them as often as I can ever since.

 Patient Husband came home yesterday with this huge box of strawberries..

 ...and in nothing flat I had them washed..WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE?? 
Huge berries..and so tasty!
Not easy taking a picture with one hand..at least not for me, so....
s'cuse the blur.  Kinda hard on the eyes, I know!

...sliced
(not excuse for the blur here!)

 and all ready to eat.

We had big bowls of them last night after dinner and this morning I had them on my cream of wheat!
 And I still have enough left for a pie..so I am going to just hop right over to see Joyce @
October Farm and look through her wonderful file of recipes on her sidebar! 

Lots of wonderful cooks on blogs..but when I want a killer recipe I run to Joyce!
 These strawberries were so sweet!  I have to do the pie soon or there won't be any left!

Have a strawberry filled day!
Love,
Mona :)

Ok, ok..so they were VERY blurry!!  :(  If you think these are bad, you should see the ones I deleted.
Stupid camera!  I know, you're right..it's never my fault! :)




20 comments:

  1. They look so yumalishious, I could smell them through the putter.
    Hugs

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  2. They look delish, Mona. Glad you can enjoy them without any allergies! Wouldn't it be neat to have a strawberry patch and grow your own? Would love that!

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  3. Hi Miss Mona,

    Yeah....that stupid, stupid camera. Giggle.

    Yummy looking strawberries.

    Hugs ♥
    Prudence

    Hi, Abby.

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  4. Wonderful, so glad you found out they were good.

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  5. I know we can buy strawberries year round, however; there is nothing like that first Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries, right out of the garden. There are several farms around this area, where - you can pick your own and we usually do. Love, Love strawberries and yours look great. Those photos are not blurry, its your artistic flair :)

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  6. Glad you aren't allergic to these wonderful bits of deliciousness! You have quite the bowl of them....how tempting!

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  7. It's great that you're not allergic to those delicious berries and are able to eat your fill. I am allergic to some strawberries but not all of them so I'm always tempting fate when I have a bowl. Hope you can get that pie made before they're all gone. If not, I'm sure they still have more where those came from.

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  8. Oh my heaven darlin', those look juicy!!!

    I too wouldn't eat strawberries when I was a kid, said they had rock's in 'em. I'd even turn down strawberry ice cream.

    I got over it! Heeehehehehe!

    God bless ya beautiful Mona and enjoy a couple bowls of those luscious berries for me, would ya? :o)

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  9. Hi darling, these look so yummy...
    hugs ~lynne~

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  10. Yum! I made homemade strawberry icecream over the weekend...I'll post about soon. My Grandkiddo, Addy, just loved it! Those looks super huge! I can almost taste that delish pie you're going to make. Have a big piece for me please! (lots of whip cream too please!)

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  11. Get that pie made and pour me a cup of joe..I'll be right there..Love ya girlfriend..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

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  12. O they look just wonderful and refreshing....I have strawberries in the garden and they are coming up nicely this year...I moved them to a better part and put straw underneath them...It's amazing that you couldn't eat them before and now you can....silly camera...well I always have that problem...I just have the camera on my phone...Happy Thursday with love Janice

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  13. Those strawberries are huge and looks so good and juicy. It's a good thing you found out you weren't allergic to them or you would be missing a lot. I love strawberries!....Christine

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  14. Mona, we're getting bowlfuls of fresh strawberries from our little patch. Unlike last year, when I froze them we're enjoying them fresh in smoothies, on cereal, in pancakes and just plain by themselves...YUM! And, of course, it's NEVER your fault, but the stupid camera.

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  15. Mona- I LOVE strawberries. We won't have any fresh picked ones here for about 6 to 8 weeks yet. Lucky girl you are- xo Diana

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  16. Darn those cameras! They do that to me sometimes too. lol! No matter, the strawberries look delicious and the blurr just made me think there were more. Ha-ha!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. I am so, so glad that you're no longer allergic to strawberries. I'm sad you've missed out on their deliciousness all this time. . . . but I suppose that makes them even sweeter to you now!

    I think the camera was just too, too excited to stay in focus! It was busy looking at all those berries! ;)

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  18. Oh those do look sooooooooooo good. We have a few growing in the yard, I get about 6 a day, just enough to tease me. The pie sounds fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Dear Mona ~ you always put a big smile on my face. I am glad that you had the courage to try a strawberry! Not only are they delish and high in vitamin C, I also read recently that they help to whiten your teeth. So keep on enjoying those berries! Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  20. how did i miss this? thanks for the shout out! i know i have strawberry jam recipes but only strawberry rhubarb pies. but you could make plain strawberry ones the same way. i am making strawberry rhubarb pies this weekend!

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