Saturday, July 10, 2010

Strawberries & Raspberries Picking

For the July 4th weekend my husband and I decided to take our daughter strawberry picking at a farm in Arlington.

Picking strawberries is actually hard work! My daughter and I got tired easily but my husband was so excited he was out of control. Soon we had assembly line. My husband would pick the berry, I would hand them to our daughter, and she would put them in the container.

Here's the catch of the day...

The farm had not only strawberries but raspberries too.

Picking raspberries is easier on your back but still very hard work. They are easily crushed so you need to grasp them just right. We should have brought a pair of scissors.

We picked so many strawberries and raspberries my daughter could not carry the container, but that didn't stop her from trying.

By now we had too many strawberries and raspberries. We had no problem eating fresh strawberries and finishing them before off but the raspberries were going bad quickly and I had to do something fast.

Last year I tried a raspberry custard pie recipe from Martha Stewart Living magazine, and the pie was super yummy so I decided to make it again. It is actually a tart but no one really cares much as they are biting into it. My husband ate whole thing by himself. Thank goodness I baked two pies.

This time I used a rectangle tart pan but last year I used a normal circle tart pan. Here is the picture from last year.

If you have raspberries at home and don't know what to do, I recommend this recipe. You can click the blue highlighted letters which links to the Martha Stewart website. And remember to act fast, raspberries don't last long at all.


  1. Welcome back! Just looking at that is making my mouth water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Yvonne,

    I know. Sorry for not updating my blog often and thank you for waiting for me. :)

    Anytime you want to eat this pie let me know. I will bake it for you. ;)

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