Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Suprise Wild Strawberries

The volunteer wild strawberries in my garden have borne fruit.  As I recall, last year I was picking wild strawberries the third week of June, so they are a bit early. Which is good, since they have spread to the point of taking up a large part of the garden itself, but once they've blossomed and I know they're going to set fruit, I can't bear to uproot them. 
So on Saturday, we were picking berries.  Jupiter ate them fresh off the plants, despite the dirt, but I managed to hoard a small handful.  Not near enough for jam.  But maybe enough to flavor something else.
I had some fresh homemade yogurt that had already had the whey strained from it.  So I popped that into the donvier ice cream maker with 1/3 cup of sugar and the garden strawberries.
It froze into a delightful frozen yogurt in just about 10 minutes.
Completely excellent frozen yogurt, with still a nice yogurty tang to it.  And Jupiter didn't like it because she thought it tasted too yogurty.  So now I don't have to share it with her. 
Then I had to make more yogurt, so I can make more frozen yogurt.

I adore the yogurt maker and the ice cream maker.  Someday when I win the lottery, I am going to stay home and cook delicious food all day.

1 comment:

Dia por Dia said...

I love this post. My kids miss strawberry picking and the aftermath more than anything else about our life in New England. We had so many "volunteers" growing in our front yard that when we return for the summer, the kids always manage to find a few stragglers that lasted past the time when they were plentiful. Our friend who now lives in our old house usually saves some in the freezer for the kids and they squeal with delight as they break into those treasures.