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Friday, June 18, 2010

 

From Dirt To Dinner :: Strawberry Lovin'


well, it seems that From Dirt to Dinner is the only thing keeping this blog alive.
while i wish it were different, i'm trying to accept that it's just the way it is right now.
i'm going through some. . . growth right now that is sorta painful. growing pains, "life stuff" whatever you want to call it. been a stay-at-home mom for nearly 6 years now. and while it's been wonderful, it's also been a rough ride. the Big Question i'm grappling with is,
who am i? being a mom became my identity. so, where is the rest of me? i
would love to be posting about this process. so far, i have not been able to. perhaps that will change. who knows.
in addition to "life stuff" we are trying to sell our house and have been mounting a HUGE fundraiser project for my son's school. so. busy. yes. on to delicious things!

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!
this week, we celebrate the berry.

last year we picked and picked. this year, we have not made it to the farm itself, but thankfully others have and we have benefited from this!
i decided to make shortcake with the kids. bb (who is nearly 6 now) could not wrap his little head around why the cakes would be "short." "can we, like, make them taller if we want, mommy?" so cute.
my process pics came out all blurry and unusable (SO overdue for a new camera), but i got some OK ones of the final product.
here is what we used for local products.....

Strawberries - 30 miles (organic strawberry farm)
Heavy Cream - .5 miles (we have a dairy farm on our street. sweet!)
not bad!
i really love supporting local farmers. it feels good to support my community in this way. it's a big part of why i wanted to do the Dirt To Dinner project with beth (go see what luscious berry goodness she cooked up this week!)
happy summer everyone!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous MakingTime said...

Yum!!!

Please do post about your searching for yourself within the Mom! I'd love to hear what you have to say.

June 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

The gnome kind of looks like he's sitting on the cake:)

If you feel up to it and WANT to write about it, I'm sure many of us will appreciate what you have to say about your mom journey - we all are going through our own mom journeys, after all...

June 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

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