We just finished the last of the season’s strawberry crop from the Nordic Ware community garden. Eating a fresh home grown strawberry just picked and still warm from the sun reminds me that’s what a strawberry is meant to taste like. Grocery stores offers gigantic, perfectly shaped strawberries that are beautiful to look at but often don’t taste like anything at all. They don’t taste or even smell like the cotton candy sweetness of the less than perfectly symmetrical strawberries that grew outside of the factory this…
As most of the country experiences frigid temps this time of year, I go to my freezer to pull out the fresh tastes of summer. Sometimes there is nothing better than the simple flavor of strawberry jam spread on a piece of toast to warm the heart and bring back fond memories.
Throughout my childhood my grandma was a consistent presence. Growing up on a second generation family…