National Pick Strawberries Day

Photo by Oliver Hale


In many areas, strawberries are not quite ripe yet. In others, the luscious berries have already been getting picked for several weeks. Regardless, every year on May 20th we recognize National Pick Strawberries Day.

My sister and I recently relived a childhood memory. We walked through our meadows and kept looking for AND FINDING adorable wild strawberries. Ripe but not quite as sweet as my childhood memory.

Photo by Joseph Gonzalez

Strawberries are merely mahhhhhvelous plucked fresh. But they are also delightful in cooking, whether you are making jam, jazzing up a salad, or whipping up some muffins, tarts, or a pie. For true decadence, simply dip a strawberry in melted chocolate. Or go all in and indulge in fresh strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, ice cream, or both! Yum!

If you can, pick some fresh strawberries today. Otherwise, buy a box at your favorite grocery store and indulge!!!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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