Ontario, Canada is in the Red!

Toronto, Ontario
June 21, 2016 3:06am CST
Well we probably are in the Red in other ways but right now it's smack in the middle of Strawberry Season! This is when you can get luscious strawberries for you shortcake, tarts, and on top of ice cream and they are at their natural sweetest. I love strawberries and this is the best time to buy them because they are picked naturally and not forced or imported. The in Season ones are often smaller but also more delicious! Sweet, firm, and only slightly tart is how they taste! If I eat too many I can even get a canker in my mouth from the natural acidic element of the strawberry. It truly is a gift to enjoy them at this time. The US also has this time as strawberry Season- just in time for Independence Day goodies. Do you love strawberries? To me they are the tastiest fruit, followed only by the wild blueberry. Enjoy if you can!
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@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
21 Jun 16
I am glad that you wrote this discussion, because last night we had the full moon and it's called "strawberry moon", from the Native Americans, to indicate that this is strawberry season. I wrote a post and several US users jumped to comment that the strawberry season is long gone in the US... which part of the US? I am sure that in some parts it's still strawberry season, as it is in your country and mine.
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• Toronto, Ontario
23 Jun 16
I too am surprised- but it could be in the very warm deep south- Geogia, Louisiana, Alabama and maybe also the South of California! Because they are so south, the weather can almost be tropical most of the time and maybe their Strawberry season is earlier in the Spring? Maybe someone will verify this. For us in Canada- it is strawberry season till the end of July!
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@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
23 Jun 16
@MarymargII For us is strawberry season now, but I know that in Spain strawberry season is in April-May, I suppose that in the south of the United States it's the same.
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• Toronto, Ontario
24 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Makes sense if you're a warmer country! Good for exporting I guess.
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@paigea (21924)
• Canada
23 Jun 16
I better check on our local strawberries. My favourite are raspberries.
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• Toronto, Ontario
24 Jun 16
They're healthy too @paigea and will give you much needed energy and vitamins.
@paigea (21924)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
@MarymargII I do need that.
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@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
It's so nice that you grow lots of strawberries there . Here , we also have them but they are in Baguio because it's in the mountain where it is cold . So , they are a bit expensive when brought to other places here . I love strawberries . For milk , i want it strawberry flavored or i won't drink milk . For ice-cream i like it that flavored too .
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Jun 16
Yes Strawberries are a wonderful flavour- I guess they would spoil when grown in the heat.
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@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
@MarymargII Yes, that's why it's not indigenous here because we are a tropical country , except for that mountainous place here that grows that .
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• Toronto, Ontario
24 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Yes but you have mangos, bananas and many other wonderful fruit!
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@dodo19 (32555)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Jun 16
It's strawberry season here as well, as far as I know. We recently got a small batch of strawberries. And they're almost gone. My husband just loves strawberries.
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Jun 16
Well that would make sense as you are in Canada as well- they're most delicious at this time so he should enjoy them!
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@dodo19 (32555)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Jun 16
@MarymargII Believe me, he enjoys them!
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• Toronto, Ontario
23 Jun 16
@dodo19 They're a good fruit and tasty too- and very versatile!
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Jun 16
I just made a smoothie with some strawberries this morning, it was yummy.
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• Toronto, Ontario
25 Jun 16
Yes, where you are they should be in Season now as well! that's when they are the best!
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Jun 16
@MarymargII did you read my blog post about storing them in glass jars!! They stay fresh way longer. It is on my food blog
• Midland, Michigan
23 Jun 16
Personally, I enjoy blueberries more than strawberries and I think that's mostly because they don't need to be trimmed first. Even though this month seems to be when more strawberries are available especially as desserts in restaurants like Big boy's strawberry pie, I don't know if the crops from strawberries are ripe enough for sale in our stores yet or not. I think we still get a large portion from another warmer climate although I could be mistaken on that one. Enjoy your red, I'm sure that's the only type of red you or anyone else will really enjoy. ,
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• Toronto, Ontario
23 Jun 16
I do love my red- I love raspberries too but I seem to enjoy them if more if they're made into a sauce.I love blueberries too- But strawberries are special and make great desserts! I know when you make strawberry pie for some reason, you need another fruit in there.
@Susan2015 (20419)
• United States
22 Jun 16
Yes I like them too. I only buy them a couple times a year.
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• Toronto, Ontario
25 Jun 16
They're best when they are in season! Sweeter somehow and great on cereal and ice cream!
@marlina (72624)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
Yes, it is the strawberry season here in Ontario. I hope we can go to a "pick your own farm" this week.
@jaboUK (53531)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
We had a big bowl of them for our party on Sunday - they were delicious. I love them with double cream.
@JudyEv (121032)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
Some of our strawberries seem to be huge but they don't have the lovely flavour of the smaller ones.
@MGjhaud (20742)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
My niece brought me a bag of those from Baguio before and theyre tasty indeed. But i love the jam very much. She brought me few jars of strawberry jam and i made it my breakfast everyday.
@koopharper (6290)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
That is one thing I miss from growing up in the Niagara Falls area. As a teen I used to make money picking them in the fields.
@TRBRocks420 (75434)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jun 16
Yes, I love strawberry season to, we have had shortcake a couple times already.
@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
21 Jun 16
Wow, you're so fortunate to be able to enjoy fresh, succulent and delicious strawberries. I live in a tropical country and the strawberries we get are all imported and hence not as fresh. They are also expensive. I too love strawberries and my favorite way of eating them is with cream. Yummy, yummy, yummy!