May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

White Alpine Strawberries

A real treat right now in the garden is foraging for these little white alpine strawberries.

There isn't a lot of them, just enough for a little snack before I get on with a bit of pruning or whatever and they are DELICIOUS. One of the great things about them is that they manage to elude the critters, perhaps because they look unripe or smell unusual. Initially they do just look like small under-ripe strawberries but on closer inspection they are yellowish and yielding. Often described as 'pineapple' or 'sherbet' flavoured, they are a little zingy but still quite sweet and we think more grape flavoured than strawberry flavoured. I don't think Tom is really crazy about them, but that's ok - more for me :)

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