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157/2011 summer and strawberries

157/2011 summer and strawberries, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Our house was built on the land of an old, half wild garden. We still enjoy some of the plants and trees from those times. In front of our kitchen window, we have kept a small green area separate from the concrete of the rest of the yard. Every summer we get a dozen or so wild strawberries in this small area. Seems like this year will be good, too.

Tiny, wild strawberries are the sweetest of all. My old godmother in eastern Finland used to pick enough in the forest to make several jars of jam. As a child I couldn’t imagine anything better in summer than her pancakes with the wild strawberry jam.

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