OK, Jenn and all you What I
Ate Foraged Wednesday farmgirls, I might have been strawberry picking.
I have a vague memory of being in a field with my dad at the local orchard where I grew up, but I am not sure if every memory of picking pumpkins hasn’t formed into that one moment in time. (Apparently I couldn’t care less what I came home with, as long as I got to hang out on a farm.)
Regardless, the only picking of strawberries I do is the picking through every single box of the little red, waffle-knit berries the farmers’ market until I find the most uniformly dark red, not too big, (not already forming jam in the corner) I can find.
And while $5.00 a box might seem like a lot, when you take into account the insane food taxes in Alabama–oh, and the inevitable superior taste and quality–it’s not all that bad.
Plus, I definitely get my money’s worth.
Yoplait strawberry cheesecake Greek yogurt mixed into oats, topped with some of those berries and a generous sprinkle of Love Grown Foods Simply Oats clusters was so darn delicious…
Except with black grapes, hemp seeds, and coconut milk mixed in instead.
Roasted local beets drizzled with Orange Ginger Coconut Sauce made a perfect side to a black bean burger covered in guacamole yogurt, with jicama ‘fries’ and Asian rice cakes.
And how about this snack time vanilla sweet potato orange Growing Naturals smoothie topped with some of those local beauties, Love Grown Foods Honey Power Os, and Golden Grahams that I stole from The Professor’s house*?
Once you’re on board the smoothie train, it’s hard to get off
without potentially breaking a leg.
Did I make an orange banana berry green tea matcha smoothie with chia seeds to take to the tornado shelter?
Don’t know what I’ll do now that they are gone.
Or, well, I guess I could just buy some more.