Even though strawberries are not in season here (yet!), I couldn’t resist picking up some big, juicy ones when I was out shopping the other day. I cleaned them up and made this delicious Hawaiian Strawberry Tart with them. It was a perfect dessert for a warm Spring day.
I love this time of year when the bird’s are singing, the buds are coming out on the trees and the daylight lasts well after the kids have gone to bed. I can still enjoy some time outside with my husband before dark or until the mosquitoes come out. This year we’ve already had those pesky little insects in our backyard. If anyone knows how to ruin a little quiet time outside, it’s them!
Another thing I like about this time of year is strawberry picking. Where I live it’s not usually until the end of June. Every year I take my two boys to help me fill up enough baskets to make jam and freeze some for the winter months. I think every year I’ve taken them they eat about as much as they pick! It’s a sure sign that the berries are good and I know that they’ll enjoy every last one of them!