Saturday, 20 December 2008

Strawberries

December is strawberry season in New Zealand. I just can't get enough of them at the moment. They are so perfectly ripe and delicious, and incredibly yummy eaten on their own, sprinkled with icing sugar, dipped in chocolate, or drenched in limoncello. My sister-in-law ate so many strawberries while she was pregnant this time last year; I think she was pleased with how well the timing of her move to the southern hemisphere worked out. ;-)

Apparently strawberries are a superfood, and amongst one of the 20 best foods for health. Great news! I know they will double in price next week for Christmas (how cruel!), so I am enjoying my daily fix while I can. Yum!

5 comments:

Sab said...

Strawberry season is in June here in Canada (or July, depending on the year), and I love going to u-pick farms with my MIL... I didn't last year though due to being pregnant... although I probably would have anyway ;)

transplantedmagnolia said...

yummy- those look so good right now.

Kelly said...

We have a strawberry farm not far from our new house that is still advertising 3 punnets for $5 - I'm in heaven! However the other night I did end up with a terribly sore tum after eating a whole punnet myself in one sitting. Must learn restraint!

Kiki said...

So envious of your fresh berries! They cost an arm and a leg out of season here. Merry Christmas, Café Chick!

Random Thoughts said...

Snow and Sugar on Snow is in season here. Yes that is a real thing (wiki it - apparently called Maple Taffy in Canada)! The only fruit worth purchasing right now is a pear or an imported banana!