Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For the Berries - Strawberries, That Is

It's berry time here in south-central Wisconsin.  There is nothing that speaks of early summer to me as much as a red, juicy, sweet strawberry.  My husband Larry and I had a taste for strawberries the other night, so we ventured to a local restaurant where we know they make delicious pies.  That particular evening, their pie of the day was strawberry-rhubarb, so Larry and I each ordered a slice, warmed with a side of vanilla ice cream.  Was it ever delicious!  The crust was crispy with a sprinkling of granulated sugar on top and the strawberries and rhubarb were the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  We left with full tummies and satisfied taste buds, happy to know that strawberry season was finally here and that our slices of pie were just the beginning of a season for the berries.

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