Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trash-picked Tuesday

Well, maybe "foraged" is a better word. ;)

Here at the PIT, when we do "vintage", sometimes we really go back- wayyyy back. Like to the days of hunting and gathering.

We spent the weekend at our cabin up in the mountains, and as luck would have it, this year has been a really good one for wild strawberries. My son and I spent a couple of hours out in the meadow foraging for them, and came back with a small bowl of juicy, sweet, teeny-tiny berries. Just enough to dress up a few bowls of cereal.

Now some of you may recognize these berries as the same ones that grow in your lawn. Maybe as a kid you even ate a couple and realized that they had absolutely no taste. That has been true in previous years. But for some reason, the season has been right this year and they taste like the best strawberries you've ever eaten. You just have to eat about 20 of them to make up one of the store-bought variety. But sometimes good things do come in small packages!


  1. Home grown or wild, they always taste better than store bought.

  2. Ain't that the truth! And no chemicals to boot. (Commercially-grown strawberries are one of the worst foods for pesticide residue.)