With tonight's first frost forecast for our region, this may be my last breakfast of champions for awhile.
What could be better than a big bowlful of granola, backyard strawberries, homemade goat milk yogurt, and a drizzle of honey?
I feel pretty spoiled that I've gotten to eat this for breakfast as often as I have since spring. It seems that these berries just kept on producing. They took a brief break during the hottest weeks of the summer, but for the most part they've produced for months.
I wish I remembered what variety they are. I do know that they're a very tender berry that would never make it to market. They're at once sweet and tart, but they bruise easily -- even just in transport from the yard to the kitchen and are best eaten immediately after picking.
What's the saying? "There are two things in life that money can't buy: love and homegrown tomatoes." I'd add backyard berries to the list.
Farewell, sweet berries, until next spring. You'll be greatly missed!