Thursday, May 20, 2010

I like Moorpark & Strawberries

I love where we live. Our ward is the friendliest, most inviting ward I’ve ever been in. We are close to family and friends. Everyday I drive home on the 23 freeway and come down a hill looking at the amazing rolling green hills. It’s gorgeous. We are only minutes from the beach and less than an hour to L.A. We also live cornered in some agricultural areas. I try to get most of our produce from a farm that is less than 5 minutes from our apartment called Underwood Family Farms. I love buying produce that was in the ground yesterday as opposed to who knows where it was grown and then transported here. Plus, I figure it is supporting the local economy. Ever since I’ve lived in this area, I’ve anticipated Spring, which is synonymous with STRAWBERRY SEASON!! Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit and I eat it every morning with cottage cheese for breakfast for as long as the season lasts. If I had to choose one food to live off of for the rest of my life, this would be it. In celebration of this beautiful fruit (not to mention it has the highest amount of vitamin C than any other fruit,) I wrote a haiku:

Ode to Strawberry Season

I love strawberries
Red, delicious and healthy
Picked fresh from Oxnard

I buy them by the flat from the nicest Mexican man on the side of the road. Luke came with me once to get them and they spoke in Spanish. When I went back, he assumed that I spoke Spanish as well! It was funny to reply with just “hi.”

In addition to the oodles of raw strawberries I’ve consumed, I also purchased some rhubarb to experiment with. For mother’s day dinner I made my first ever strawberry-rhubarb pie. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. I agree you have the nicest, friendliest ward. And nice green rolling hills, and a convenient much to love about MP.