Spring Berries

I came away from a day trip to Granbury last weekend with a large box of small, sweet, juicy strawberries that made my usual grocery store variety seem like a tart, tough imitation. Fall Creek Farm's Cullen and Ashley Crisp grow Chandler and Sequoia strawberries, and offer pick-your-own each spring, with the wisdom "the smaller the sweeter" and "the redder the better." We have had a good time eating our way through this box, a gift from the Armchair Oenophile, along with some fantastic Viognier. This week, there has been a great strawberry tart (almond crust, cream cheese filling), but mostly just eating out of hand another fleeting pleasure of spring. 20130430-121601.jpg