June 12, 2019
The strawberries are clearly enjoying our English spring. The plants, grown from seeds I brought back from Chatsworth, have never produced anywhere near this many berries before. Certainly never berries of this size, although compared to American (even homegrown) berries, they are still very small - think: nail of my pinky finger. What they lack in size, they make up for in fragrance – it is quite heady. But left whole, macerated in a bit of sugar, poured on top of Belgian chocolate ice cream with a shot of of whipped cream it was a very fine dessert – and no baking required.