Monday, May 16, 2011

Beyond the Magnets - Strawberries galore!

So, You may be wondering where I have been!

I've been updating my blog occasionally, but really not on a regular basis. The main reason is because I've been busy filling orders and working on home things.

So, I thought you might enjoy taking a look at some of the things that I have going on - Non-Magnet related projects!

Here is our little strawberry patch!

Excuse the weeds - it is actually much better than it was!

I started out with just 8 or 9 strawberry plants 4 years ago, and they have spread quite nicely!

So far I have picked about 10 quarts of strawberries from this little patch. Although we could have more if the birds and rabbits didn't like strawberries so much!

Most of them were eaten right away, but I have also frozen about 4 quarts.

Since my birthday is today!! I made pound cake over the weekend - Let me tell ya - Paula Deans Pound Cake is YUMMY, and really easy to make! Here's the recipe

For the topping I used some of the strawberries from my strawberry patch. I took 1 quart of strawberries from the freezer, thawed them out in the fridge overnight, then put them in a sauce pan on the stove. I added about 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar - you can add more depending on how tart you want your strawberries. I prefer mine tart since the pound cake is so sweet. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then I put the mixture in back in the fridge until cool - although you can serve it warm if you like.

Next time I will let you know what we are doing in our front yard!!

1 comment:

Krazy Kate Designs said...

I'd love to have a strawberry patch!