Monday, May 3, 2010

May is Strawberry Month at Half-Assed Vegetarian!

It's strawberry pickin' time, folks! Here are a few tips for how to get the most out of your strawberry picking experience.

1. Bring your children so you have someone to smash the strawberries. Make sure they are slathered in sunscreen and dressed in ridiculous outfits, preferably ones that will showcase strawberry stains.
2. Don't forget the jewlery.

3. Bring your own baskets. This way you can make sure they 1) match your outfit, and 2) are of the kind that the most conducive to stabbing and crushing your berries, as well as awkwardly shaped so as to maximize their tipping over capabilities.

4. Sample, sample, sample.

5. Take at least one horridly cheesy strawberry related photo.

Sort, but DO NOT WASH your berries as soon as you get home. The berries should go in three separate containers:

In good shape, slightly bruised so eat soon, and mortally wounded/stabbed and bleeding so use today or forever hold your peace. Line the bottom of the latter two containers with paper towels so the berries don't sit in their own berry goup. We'll deal with these three piles in the upcoming weeks, so get out there and pick some berries! Plus, send me your strawberry picking photos and I'll post them throughout the month.


  1. Hopefully we will be able to do this in our backyard this year, our plants from last year are coming back strong!

  2. That's great! The birds always seem to get to mine before I do so I gave up. CAW! Send me a picture of your babies (berries, not kids).


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