Strawberries are ripe! The early season berries are on the shelves in Hillsborough County. After riding and working up an appetite at Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve yesterday, we thought we would swing by Goodson Strawberry Farms for strawberry shortcake. Seems like everyone else had the same idea and we could not fit inside the door to join the swarm waiting in line. We are not long term wait-in-liners, so plan B – Buy strawberries, pound cake, ice-cream and whipped cream and make our own. And so we did.
The strawberries are firm and sweet – as close to perfection as a strawberry gets. Looks like last night’s dessert will also be this morning’s breakfast.