Friday, April 6, 2012

Strawberry Season


It's strawberry season in Georgia!  I have been anxiously awaiting the opening announcement from the local strawberry farm.  I got the email at 9:00 Monday morning and by 10:00, I was in the field with empty buckets and my camera.   

Rows and rows of gorgeous green plants dotted with bright red berries - what a great way to start the week. 


The juicy, ruby colored berries were plentiful. 

 I filled both of my buckets with the sweet fruit in about 20 minutes. 

So what's a girl to do with all of these fresh strawberries?  Add chocolate of course.

You only need 2 things for really great chocolate covered strawberries - exceptional chocolate and exceptional strawberries.  (Check and check)

I washed my berries and let them dry on paper towels.  I find that the chocolate dries much smoother when working with room temperature fruit.

I melted the chocolate in the microwave and then I dipped. 

The chocolate covered strawberries definitely didn't last long in this house. They were barely dry before we gobbled them up.  I am packed some of the berries to take to the baseball game along with some strawberry yogurt dip too.  (If you missed that recipe - you need to check it out.)  I'm also going to be making a strawberry shortcake for Easter.  (Check back next week for that recipe.) 

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