I totally remember blogging about this pie last year in July. But it is just sooo good that I had to remind you of it today again. Besides, maybe some of you weren't on board last year, and I wouldn't want you to miss such a good thing.
Every year when I have fresh strawberries from the garden, I make this pie at least once, maybe sixteen times. It's so easy and the flavor is light and refreshing and oh, so wonderful.
I made it first thing yesterday morning, and put it in the refrig. Then we did serious damage to it at lunch time.
I had a hard time getting the whipping cream to set up stiff enough (I think my cream was too fresh) so the individual pieces were a bit on the sloopy side, but we ate it just the same. No problem.
If you have an uncontrollable urge to make this pie, clicking on http://ahomegrownjournal.blogspot.com/2009/07/strawberry-cream-pie.html will take you right to a step-by-step how-to for preparing one of your very own.
There are more strawberries out in the garden right now that should have been picked today but the rain started early on and continued up until a short time ago. The strawberry patch is soaking wet and (just to add a little diversity to things) mosquitoes are rampant tonight. I'm hoping 1) the slugs don't eat all of the berries, and 2) we have sunshine tomorrow so I can get at the harvest.
Rain, rain and more Rain
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