It's that time of year, finally, Strawberry Picking! For us it's a fond past time spent with great friends.
We're fortunate to live close to an amazing farm which we frequent from June through September/October. Fields filled with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, plumbs, cherries and of course the apple orchards.
We often pick an over abundance of strawberries; and this is after we've all, mama included, gobbled up some berries before they were able to reach the bin! I do find that such gorgeous, fresh picked berries can and will go by rather quickly. I refuse for such delicious gems to go to waste! Freezing them at their peak is essential.
I place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, placing the sheet into the freezer and letting them freeze completely. I then transfer the frozen berries into freezer bags. This way you don't have clumps of frozen berries all stuck to each other.
Oh and eating frozen berries in the summer is a delicious way to stay cool....if only for a moment!