Tuesday, June 24, 2008

berry bandwagon

Strawberry season finally came to the Northeast, and I feel compelled to jump on the berry bandwagon in the blogosphere with this post. We are fortunate to have a u-pick farm down the road from us...and are big on freezing, short cake, jam (when we're feeling ambitious), and ice cream. I've included our extremely simple recipe for homemade strawberry ice cream. If you don't have an ice cream maker, try this fun method with your children or a friend.
Strawberry Ice Cream
-1 cup fresh strawberries
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 pint half and half
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-a few grains of salt
Mash the berries and mix with sugar. Let stand at room temperature for an hour, then mix with remaining ingredients. Chill, crank according to your machine or method...eat!

Here are some shots from our first strawberry day. We tend to go multiple times during the season...

Driving down the road... corn is shin-highpassing a local dairy farm...
The berry farm's only rule is: you must eat as much as you pick!

Grandma came too...
This farm is also one of the places that we buy our eggs...since our own chickens flew the coop. They are such a beautiful color...different shades of pale blue... and the yolks taste richer than any other eggs I've ever tasted.I love June! Pin It


  1. I love your title, and I wanna ride that bandwagon! I'm all ready to go out and pick this weekend and make ice cream, so thanks for the recipe. I love the color of those eggs--nature produces the best colors!!

  2. I am anxiously awaiting berry season here. We are much later (Atlantic CAnada) but when it does come there is plenty. I also love raspeberry picking but they are triple the price so I don't get as much. I have to try my own ice cream, I see the machines all the time at the thrift stores.

  3. I love June too! We are thick in blueberry season and I've been eating them by the fistful! The ice cream looks delicious.

  4. We've been making strawberry everything but I can't believe I didn't think to make ice cream!! Thanks for the reminder.