Here I am snipping the strawberries
STRAWBERRY PICKING - SHA TAU KOK ROAD
Today I picked about 5lbs of strawberries on a pick-your-own-farm up towards Fanling in the New Territories. In fact it's almost in China and there is the border with a policeman and a big sign saying Permit Holders Only'. There is a big Buddhist temple on the right of Sha Tau Kok Road with many people burning paper offerings to their ancestors, some quite nice gardens with some carp swimming about although it could do with a clean and general prune. One Buddhist temple is much like any other round these parts but this one has stalls with dried and fresh produce for sale. The added bonus is the strawberry picking field.
My punnet (see below) cost $140 and right now I am making jam!
I would never have believed it possible but its really true. It is strawberry picking for softies in that the plants are grown on plastic sheeting so no need to get any dirty soil on your Guccis plus they provide a handy pair of kiddie scissors for snipping the stalks.
A basket full of strawberries $140 please
As well as that I have now made organic carrot and corriander soup. It's all good.
BREAKING NEWS - JAM IN JARS
Extra bonus addition to this blog - it is now Tuesday 5th April and the jam is now in jars.
The first attempt resulted in 4 jars of jam but it didn't set. So I put two jars back in the pan, added apple skin and boiled for longer. This resulted in set jam but it reduced down to only one jar. It is yummy but in no way economical.