No, I probably don’t need to post another strawberry recipe. And yes, strawberry season was at its peak about 6 weeks ago. And I know that it will be nearly impossible to find gems like the one below at any farmers markets these days. And, yes, sigh, I know that it will be another 11 months before we get the privilege of eating sweet, hand picked strawberries again. But humor me for one second. Because it is exactly at this time of year, every year, that I become nostalgic for summer.
Oh, I know that we are just in the middle of it. The heat waves are going strong and pools are still a welcome sight, and vacations are still to be had. But it’s just this feeling I get, at the end of July, when I know that summer will end soon, and the winter coat that I have just put away will make an appearance again. It is at this time that I just want to eat as much berries and watermelon and corn and tomatoes and everything else that spoils us in the summer. Summer really does get to have it all and I just want to last for a little longer.
So go on and get nostalgic about the summer before it even ends! It will make it easier to take the blow come September.
Strawberry Almond Crisp
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