Wednesday, July 1, 2009


It's the middle of the night. Do you know where your blogger is?

This is my extra-hard week, since my adviser is out of town and I am teaching his morning class in addition to my afternoon class. So I should have slept hours ago. But we went u-picking for strawberries this weekend and returned with about 20lb ($50). I had meant to jam them that day, but I didn't get to until today, by which time we had to throw some out.

On the menu: strawberry jam is in the canner; whole strawberries in rum syrup just came out; we did get two batches frozen right away; there are some fresh strawberries in the fridge.

By the way, I highly recommend the farm we went to. It's a bit of a drive from Berkeley, but worth it — the drive is beautiful. Oh, what farm? Swanton Berry Farm has five or so sites around Santa Cruz area. To avoid the traffic returning from Half Moon Bay, if you're coming from the north, like we are, take the 1 the whole way. From the strawberry fields (which were mercifully foggy when we were picking) you can hear the sounds of the elephant seals.

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