When it starts to feel that we are approaching the end of the summer my thoughts move on from soft fruit and berries and turn to the orchards with their trees groaning under the weight of ripening apples, pears, plums and quinces.
To completely forget about strawberries would be rather a shame and would mean that you are almost certainly missing out, as I discovered yesterday when I was sent some Driscoll’s Jubilee Strawberries. Certainly the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen. Classically strawberry shape, evenly sized, perfectly ripe and a deep red colour all over, plump, juicy and sweetly and richly flavoured. I took my book and a punnet to the park for a leisurely half hour to read and to enjoy the strawberries – a delicious guilt free treat when unadulterated with cream or sugar.
Strawberries that are this good should be celebrated, and I chose to make a light fluffy strawberry and rose cheesecake mousse. Simple but deliciously indulgent, a treat of a midweek pudding.
With, for many, the start of term next week, this really does feel like the last weekend of summer, and I really do recommend waving goodbye to the holidays with some Jubilee strawberries. They really are that good!
I have received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own and I am genuinely exceptionally impressed by the quality of the Jubilee strawberries.