Monday, June 25, 2012

Strawberry Picking and swimming

I love strawberries - they are one of my absolute favorite fruits. There are so many ways to eat them, and delicious recipes to try -- mmmm. 

This year for our Canada Day celebration I will be making a fruit pizza - and I know I will be topping it with delicious strawberries. While I do eat them year round, they don't taste the same outside of our berry season.

Yesterday, a friend and I took our children to Richmond Nurseries Strawberry Farm to pick strawberries (what a great way to spend a morning) we managed to get a few full baskets. Afterwards, back to their place for lunch and a swim - and I am so proud of Julien. Julien has a fear of water; he always says he wants to swim, but he clings to me terrified the whole time we are in the pool. My cousin and I had some progress last year getting him to go between the 2 of us (standing about 3 feet apart) but with lack of pool time it quickly disappeared.

Yesterday was his first swim this year, and while he did start off clinging to me he ended up going around the whole pool (wearing his life jacket) and using a pool noodle. I was so proud of him - now if only we can keep him in the water for the rest of the summer......

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  1. Mmmm R favourite time of year is to pick yummy strawberries! Fruit pizza sound delish!

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    1. the pizza is so so so good....I tried it right after the guest post went up and it was awesome!

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  2. Sounds YUMMY!! :D

    Strawberry Picking is on our summer bucket list. I'd better get us out there soon - before all the berries are gone!

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    2. yes, strawberry season is only a few short weeks....

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  3. Summer is here! Must get strawberry picking soon - usually I go in June, but June is slipping away on me!

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    1. This is only the 2nd time we have gone - the first time we actually went on July 1st in the morning, and had super fresh strawberries for shortcake that night!

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  4. I love strawberry season. Mainly because it's the only time I will actually eat and enjoy strawberries. The rest of the year I find the so icky.

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    1. I am super picky about my berries - so I have trouble finding good ones throughout the year

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  5. When we were married I decided to make strawberry jam for our guests, believe me when I say I've never picked strawberries or made jam since. It was delicious but I had NO idea how much work was involved

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    1. I have only made Jam once....and it was just a small batch - but what an awesome idea!

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  6. ooh! I'd love to know more about this fruit pizza!!

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    1. I have it linked to the post above - check it out and you will get the directions!

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  7. we've been having a hard time finding a farm near us to pick! grrr....

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    1. oh no - that's too bad...good luck

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  8. We're off to the Zoo this week but hope to hit up Richmond Nurseries next week for some fun! Pumped about Canada Day at the Kanata "Hill" too!

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    1. have fun on your trip and enjoy the Canada day festivities!

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