Now that summer has finally arrived here on the island, we are beginning to enjoy the first vegetables and fruits of the season. The other day when I stopped the car at the end of the lane to get the mail, I smelled strawberries. The wind was gently blowing across the (uncut) field and the scent of wild strawberries was amazing. I decided to pick some for us to eat and as I was doing that I noticed that there was quite a large area of plants and berries. Perhaps enough for a batch of jam.
The above strawberries are actually some of the bigger ones I picked.
In case you are thinking that the pack is neglected and deprived, don't worry, they all had strawberries too!
Once I had measured to be sure I had enough for a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam, the remaining were evenly distributed over their evening kibbles.
The jam is yummy and will be enjoyed over the coming winter.