Sunday, June 12, 2011
It is wild strawberry time.
Even as the Strawberry "Fern" plants are trying desperately to multiply (have they no sense of decency? I snip off their runners almost every day), I fell for another - "Ruegen".* It reminded me so much of the wild strawberry that my mother and I ate lifetimes ago in the Swiss Alps, outside Murren, growing in a miniature garden in a large rock, that I had to bring it home. The fruit is tart with an underlying sweetness.
*And if you are wondering about quotation marks (inverted commas) and their relation to other punctuation, read this useful little style guide...All bets are off on each side of the English-speaking Atlantic, though.