I told the kids – first come first served with the strawberries. If they are red and ready – pick them and eat them. So now I pull of my dressing gown and get outside as quickly as possible to get a big handful of the little beauties before the kids beat me to it… Lovely start to the day.
Then last night after work, I came home started to grill some halloumi cheese to put in pitta bread for tea – then wandered around my raised beds picking peas, sugar snap peas, herbs and the tiny little courgette still with their flower. Cooked them in a pan with a tiny knob of butter and popped them in my pitta with my lovely squeaky cheese. Lovely. I love this time of year.
I’m not taking this feeling for granted, it feels great to go and pick my own dinner and eat it as fresh as it could possibly be. Fantastic.