It's berry pickin' time!
With my Canadian relatives in town this past week, I took them out to Marble Falls for some strawberry picking. We had such a fun time and came home with lots of berries. The berries weren't as plentiful or as sweet as last year's, but we still got a good haul and had a wonderful time. Last year Billa couldn't get enough of eating berries; this year she was content to hold the basket and tell me "thanks" every time I dropped some in. Silly girl.
When we were done, we got some fresh strawberry lemonade (yum!) and visited the goats that live at the berry farm. With tummies rumbling, we said goodbye to Sweet Berry Farm and headed into Marble Falls proper for some good ol' Texas home cooking at the Bluebonnet Cafe. I gotta tell ya, my dinner and dessert stomachs were both overflowing afterwards! We all ordered pie and I have to say, I was most jealous of my cousin's peanut butter pie. I know what I'll be making soon!
After eating some of the berries fresh, I made some strawberry jam and pureed the rest for baking. I'm going to use some of the jam for the angel food cake I'm making for Easter dinner with my folks. Michael was sad he couldn't come since he had to work, but we're thinking we might hit up the farm for his birthday in June, when the blackberries are ripe. Either way, I have quite a few strawberries I need to use!