|Strawberry Plants are blooming...
Hi from Michigan!
We have been dreaming about Michigan strawberries since we arrived home mid April. The photo of blooming strawberry plants in our garden above was taken mid-May. Oh the agony of waiting. Even our granddaughter checks the plants every time she comes over. "When will the 'stwahbehrries' be ready," she wails.
Big News! Gardener Ted announced this afternoon he was going to pick a few berries tomorrow! Hallelujah!! Soon they will be in full production and I can make all things strawberry.
|Strawberries picked in June 2014
I'm sharing my Strawberry Pie recipe again on the J.Q. Rose blog because it is so easy and so delicious. And to tell you the truth, thinking about making the pie makes the waiting more bearable.
Trude's Strawberry Pie
Recipe for a 9" pie
Place about 1 pint of strawberries whole, not cut up, in a 9" pie shell.
Stir together in a pan--1 3 oz box jello, 1 cup sugar, and 3 T. cornstarch.
Add 1 1/2 cups water to the mixture and cook till thickened--It will start to boil and get clear. Stir constantly. This takes awhile, so be patient.
Pour mixture over strawberries. Refrigerate after one hour.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or both!!
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Need some tips on starting your garden? Check out Gardener Ted's
Love the easy flow and down to earth approach! Great tips from tried and true gardening. New gardeners and the more seasoned can find helpful ideas to utilize.