Your are welcome to join me on the patio for a summer breakfast which consists of sweet juicy, just-picked Michigan strawberries dipped in vanilla yogurt.
The potpourri items assist in my presentation of a Michigan strawberry.
- Teacloth and/or placemat was purchased at an antique store.
- Red cup and saucer were a garage sale find. Unmarked unfortunately.
- Creamer and open sugar bowl (now a yogurt dish) are the discontinued red Avon dishes.
- White filigree plate is from Pier One.
- Lace doily ~ estate sale find.
- White strawberry bowl is a white Royal Albert berry bowl.
- Snapdragons are from my flower bed which is much too small to be considered a garden.
- Plain old inexpensive milk glass vase dressed up with ribbon
- Red and white antique quilt is considered a cutter quilt (due to issues) ~ an estate-sale find that I could not resist.
For those of you who notice that there is no flatware. Why? One picks up the berry by its’ cute little green stem and then dips it in the creamy Greek yogurt. Yum!
Now I must confess to my kindred tea bloggers, I prefer coffee in the morning instead of tea. Gasp.
Michigan strawberries are special. One can only purchase them at roadside stands, farmers markets, or one can pick their own which is what we did recently.
How can one go wrong with this kind of signage?
As you can see, there will be more berries next week.
I have never seen Michigan strawberries in a supermarket or a large fruit market. They are too delicate to hold up for shipping and/or storage. They are tender, sweet and juicy with very little hull. Usually, there is a two or three week window for this special treat.
And what am I going to do with all these fresh berries? My teen-age niece took the majority home to make jam with the help of her mom. My sister is taking some to work tomorrow to share with co-workers. After breakfast, I washed and hulled mine and placed in the fridge to be eaten within two days. Some will be frozen for winter strawberry smoothies. (It would not polite to say what I would do in February for a fresh-picked berry).
I wish you all could have a taste. Having fun with other kindred tea bloggers this week:
- Antiques and Teacups A coincidence as Ruth also picked strawberries in her area. Great minds think alike.
- Martha’s Favorites
- Rose Chintz Cottage