It's the short strawberry season. It must be the cultivar, it's work to pick them and do some prep but one of those foods where nothing in mass or commercial distribution compares. @getbent got me going with the ice cream topic. My lunch ended with a meringue, berries, vanilla ice cream and nice tea. Now there's a teenager with body clock running almost 8 hours later than parents doing pancakes and strawberries. Seasonal eats are reasons to live and for hope in this house. You can't be too sad when berries pass knowing peak tomato and sweet corn are coming. We just picked our little cherry tree - another reminder of time without looking at calendar or watch.