Stopping Everything for Strawberries....

In the midst of a crazy day of packing, I had to go to my "job" at the co-op here in Brooklyn.  I always have a great time talking about food and food and food with my shift-mates.  Everybody had a different restaurant tip for Berkeley, so many that I made a little list when I got home so I don't miss any next week (please do add your own favorite Berkeley/San Francisco tips in the comments).
On the way out the door, after gathering up my favorite airplane snacks, I noticed a big cart full of strawberries.  For fifteen dollars, a flat of organic strawberries!  That's a price I certainly have never seen in Brooklyn, home of the five dollar quart.  So, after a slow walk home with a friendly walker, two flats are slowly working their way into the freezers for a winter's worth of smoothies.   I have other things to do today to be sure, but those berries were too good to leave where they were.
Here, a new kitchen friend from my new Brooklyn friend and Squam roommate, the amazing Ann Wood....



P.S. I'm still mailing out the new samplers, please use code Squam2012 for free shipping through June.