Sunday, June 10, 2007

June is Strawberry Month

When I was growing up, we had a big strawberry patch on the home farm. June was strawberry month. We ate strawberries three times a day, and I enjoyed every mouthful.

My favorite was my mother's strawberry pie; the recipe is included in my new book, LIVING A COUNTRY YEAR.

We also enjoyed strawberry sandwiches. To make a strawberry sandwich, start with two thick slices of homemade bread. Cover each slice with butter. Then put three or four or more strawberries on one of the slices. Smash the strawberries with a kitchen fork. Sprinkle on a little sugar before putting the sandwich together. Take a big bite--don't worry if a little strawberry juice slips down the side of your face. Now, that is living!

1 comment:

Howard Sherpe said...

Jerry, I was glad to hear I wasn't the only one who enjoyed a strawberry sandwich. Linda always thought it was a strange way to eat strawberries. I even like to add some whipped cream before I put the second piece of bread on. It makes it taste like a strawberry short cake sandwich! and yes, it is a bit tricky to eat (don't wear your best shirt), but that's all part of the joy of it.