Wordful Wednesday-Strawberries

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I eat a lot of strawberries.

When I say a lot of strawberries, I mean a lot of strawberries.

Um.  like almost a FLAT of strawberries a week.  Sometimes only 4 pints, but usually more.

I usually eat them on Saturday, Sunday and Monday{by Tuesday they are on their way out since I get them on Saturday}.

Now, here’s the thing.

I love strawberries, and I’ve never been able to resist them.

Each week I’m given the gift of a flat of  strawberries from my in laws and each week I almost single-handedly devour them.

However, I’m convinced they {and by ‘they’ I mean my in laws} are not just giving me the gift of my favorite fruit, but the gift of health.

I literally have not been sick since I’ve starting eating criminal amounts of berries.

That was all just a long, drawn out way to tell you that every once in awhile I get more than just the gift of fruit and health.   Sometimes I get the gift of a quirk of nature.

Isn’t that weird growth that looks like a frog or lizard wild?

Psst…..I’m guest posting at Ca-Joh’s place today!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. If I got a flat of strawberries a week as a gift I’d devour it too…although I would have MAJOR competition from my kids. Evie in particular enhales them whenever we buy them.

    I like quirks of nature. They make me feel less freaky. 🙂

  2. You and my girl will get along really well!! She loves her berries, all kinds. 🙂
    .-= Buckeroomama´s last blog ..Smile! =-.

  3. It totally does…or a little bug or something!!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Mimi’s Babies Winner! =-.

  4. This makes me so excited for summer!
    .-= Kristina P.´s last blog ..Quid Pro Churro =-.

  5. Love, love, love, LOVE me some strawberries.

    But that? Sheesh!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Drama Kids =-.

  6. I’m thinking that if I saw that scary Turtle thing looking out at me from a strawberry, I might take a week off. Yikes!!
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Welcome Home! =-.

  7. That is weird.

    Is that why you have red hair? Because you eat all those strawberries? 😉
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..“Um, I Think His Name was Alex.” =-.

  8. I LOVE berries, and I would eat a flat of them a week if I could. Unfortunately, I’m no Rockefeller. :p
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Dollar Store Birds =-.

  9. You love strawberries and apparently I love leaving the incorrect thing in your linky repeatedly, you know, just to confuse people…sorry:) And, can I just say how jealous I am of you for already being in the throws of strawberry season? We have months to wait here still:(
    .-= parenting BY dummies´s last blog ..Mom Tip Tuesday: Let’s Talk About SEX Baby =-.

  10. I love strawberries too. I’ve been trying to convince the peeps to grow a few of our own plants.

    I like to slice mine and eat them with some vanilla yogurt and granola.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Out of the closet =-.

  11. Oh, how I wish someone would give me stawberries like that all the time! Yum!
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..Mommy Moments: Boys, Bras, and Boobs =-.

  12. Lucky you!! I love strawberries, but I don’t get to eat them all that often. They are one of the few fruits that I am not allergic to anymore.
    .-= Lolli´s last blog ..How Not To Decorate Easter Eggs =-.

  13. Wow! Thats a lot of strawberries!!!!

    And yes, that’s very wierd that it looks exactly like a frog.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Trying to enjoy the snow………….C’mon Spring! =-.

  14. If I had access to that many strawberries, I’d eat them up, too!

    Funny, I thought it was some sort of sea creature in that berry.
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..Stroller Derby-Wordful Wednesday =-.

  15. My grandmother always makes a fuss when the FLORIDA strawberries are in season. She says the local ones taste best of all. I just bought my first berries of the season…yummy!

    Not sure if I could eat one that had a face like that though! = )
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..WW: True Love =-.

  16. I love strawberries but I am somewhat allergic. If the juice gets on me, I break out. 🙁
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  17. Hmmm. That last one would give me a bit of pause….

    .-= octamom´s last blog ..Let’s Go Drag a Kite…. =-.

  18. it totally looks like a frog! very freaky deaky cool!
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Do’s and Dont’s. And some Why’s. =-.

  19. I would love a flat of strawberries a week. My kids LOVE them, and so do David and I. We all just ate some tonight with ice cram and bananas. Yum.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Baby Girl loves Chuck =-.

  20. I love strawberries also, but ours sadly, are not always in season. They are just beginning to go on sale at the grocery stores, but they don’t taste their best yet. And I gotta have mine with some Cool Whip!

    It most certainly does look like a frog or a lizzard! How bizarre!

  21. I LOVE me some strawberries too. Strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered, strawberry ice cream, strawberry jam – you name it. My ultimate favorite is this dessert called a Crepe Diablotin. Oh my goodness – a chocolate mousse and strawberries filled crepe, drizzled with a sweet cream sauce and whipped cream. Okay – now my mouth is watering…
    .-= Kelli @ writing the waves´s last blog ..I’m an official Soccer Mom! =-.

  22. Ok I thought it was a little ladybug. That is so cute. What a great eye.
    Wanna bring over some of those strawberries? I make a killer Strawberry Mango Margarita!

  23. Strawberries in California are son wonderful. I don’t think you can really eat too many.
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Foods I Miss/TMTT =-.

  24. mmmm thinking of strawberry shortcake

  25. That is an awfully strange strawberry. I can’t resist the yummy fruit either! (Sorry for the weird McLinky title…so frustrating that it saves the title you previously posted because I always forget to change it!)
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – All things bright and beautiful =-.

  26. love strawberries too but they are only good in MI for a few months out of the year
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Target and coffee…. =-.

  27. I like strawberries also.. that really does look that a lizzard.
    .-= Auntie E´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday-Yes I’m Auntie E =-.

  28. Berries like that always gross me out a little. I can’t explain it, but I just can’t get myself to eat them. Ick
    .-= Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog ..The Difference of a Year =-.

  29. There’s NOTHING like fresh, just picked strawberries. So, have you made strawberry shortcake lately. I love it in the Summer!!

  30. Angie,

    We would do well together. I eat an incredible amount of strawberries too. I would drive by strawberry fields near my home and they use to be available to me fresh and local almost ten months out of the year; I was in heaven. There are quite a few health benefits from eating strawberries so that is probably why you’re feeling so good. It could also be that they are just a great tasting fruit. Strawberries got me through many bouts of morning sickness.
    .-= Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy´s last blog ..Held Hostage =-.

  31. This post is really making me crave some strawberries!
    .-= It Feels Like Chaos´s last blog ..What is He doing? =-.

  32. oh yummy. I love me some strawberries… always fun to see the surprises some boxes hold 🙂 Happy WW!

  33. Mmm! Makes me want a strawberry TALL cake!
    .-= Mrs Cox´s last blog ..W/W Dancing With Daddy =-.

  34. Yummy…we are strawberry fans at this house.
    .-= Mommy of girls´s last blog ..WW–Jogging is golden. =-.

  35. And no rashes from eating that massive amount of strawberries? Amazing. Must be all those antioxidants keeping you healthy.
    .-= T Rex Mom´s last blog ..Spring Break? =-.

  36. Oh I absolutely adore strawberries! And a flat a week! I’m jealous!!!

  37. I love strawberries too and that froggy one is funny!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Cauliflower Pizza Crust! A healthy option =-.

  38. That growth is CRAZY, and a little bit creepy! Do your in-laws grow the strawberries? I am a huge strawberry fanatic. The best ones I ever had were from a farmer’s market in California that my brother brought home with him from college a while back. Now I just settle for the big things of them at Costco, and I usually have at least one big bowl of them a day. Takes care of my sweet tooth and gotta love the health benefits, too!

  39. I love strawberries and consume far more than my fair share daily.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Flirting With Forever by Gwyn Cready =-.

  40. mmmmm…my favorite fruit too! How do you keep the kids out of them???
    My kids get into ALL of our fruit before I can even attempt a bite. Grrrrrrr
    .-= debi9kids´s last blog ..Looking Forward =-.

  41. Mmmm…love strawberries too!

  42. MommyNamedApril says

    hrm. interesting looking strawberry! i love them too 🙂 i can’t imagine what your inlaw’s fruit bill must look like. hah!
    .-= MommyNamedApril´s last blog ..Waiting for Daddy. Okay, Not Really, But I Told Them To Pretend To Wait For Daddy. =-.

  43. Oh, you’re so lucky! Sometimes I think my youngest should reside in CALI for exactly the same reason. She’s a berry FANATIC! Happy Wednesday…

    The Wind in the Willows

  44. Those strawberries look yummy!

    LOL at that last pic! It reminds me of Elmer on Sesame Street.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Easter Themed Activites =-.

  45. We love strawberries too. So much so, I think I squealed with delight, out loud, in the grocery store, when I saw they had 10 for $10, aka $1 pints.

    The last pic? It’s just freaky!
    .-= Kara @ His, Hers and Ours´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Sharing my Love of Spring In Florida =-.

  46. This momma loves her some strawberries too! Yum-O!!!!
    .-= Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – Emilio’s Special Helmet =-.

  47. This is my first Wednesday with you!

  48. Just a bit of nature I guess. 🙂
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – An Ordinary Day =-.

  49. Oh wow, that’s awesome!

    I’m craving strawberries now. Yum!
    .-= jenn´s last blog ..WW: Bragging =-.

  50. We love strawberries too, although we don’t eat THAT many on a weekly basis. And that freak of nature berry definitely looked like it had eyeballs-YUCK!
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday and Growing up =-.

  51. Same with Rockin’ Momma. I found you just today. I too find it hard to be wordless on my blog when posting a picture…so I decided to link-up to your meme! Thanks for the visit back to my site.
    .-= self sagacity´s last blog ..Glimpse of My World =-.

  52. WOW !! This went up Early! I love strawberry’s in a blender with other fruit never like to eat them alone. Luv your pic
    .-= Night Owl Mama´s last blog ..WW: Grandma’s Doll Collection =-.

  53. You suddenly reminded me that my son mowed my strawberries twice last year. It might be safe to say I’ll have a strawberry field very soon.
    .-= Rose @ NetWorkingWitches´s last blog ..WW Giggles =-.

  54. I see a head (black dots are eyes), looks like a giant ladybug sticking its head through the leaves. Teehee.
    I love strawberries, but I hardly ever buy them.
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Boys at the Beach =-.

  55. Mmm, strawberries! Love them!

  56. Yum! My girls and I love strawberries too. Do you ever pick your own? Maybe you should buy one of those Topsy Turvy Strawberry planters. 😉
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..Like, Totally Radical =-.

  57. Oh I can see it – so cool.

  58. We LOVE strawberries, too…and bananas…and grapes. Oh, my!
    .-= Dina @ 4 Lettre Words´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  59. Twitter: biggreenpen

    Yum! I’ll have some strawberries with my Wordless.

    My WW is a tribute to BeMyGuest month, which has been a fun month of mutual blogging!

  60. wowee–you eat strawberries like I eat apples 😉
    .-= write-brained´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: Easter Eggs =-.

  61. It does!
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Even Fish Do It =-.

  62. I love strawberries also, but I don’t know that I’d want to face one that looks like a frog or lizard or whatever. Good capture!
    .-= Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot´s last blog ..WW: Flowertown =-.

  63. What a wonderful gift every week – and with strawberries at sometimes more than $3.00 not only are you getting good health – but a little extra spending money! I am going to try and grow some strawberries this summer!

    Have a great week!
    .-= Mellisa´s last blog ..Mommy & Me Monday # 3 =-.

  64. We had strawberries too this week yum! Love you pictures!

  65. Ha! Too funny!

    We have big strawberry eaters here too!

  66. That is wild!!

    Strawberries are sooo yummy!! I wish my in-laws would give me a flat every week. =D
    .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Take Me Back Tuesday & Flashback Friday =-.

  67. Princess Nagger’s all-time favorite fruit is strawberries…she’d want to hang out at your house every weekend with all those strawberries! 😉
    .-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Wordless Wordful Wednesday – Back Online, Signs of Spring and a Dinosaur Habitat =-.

  68. That makes me want to go pick strawberries, but it’ll be a couple more months!!
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..Geeks With Goggles – W/W =-.

  69. My kids live on strawberries!! We haven’t found any weird growths yet!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday! =-.

  70. I LOVE strawberries too. I have fond memories of going strawberry picking with my mom and sisters every May. We’d pick pounds and pounds of them, then make jam, frozen strawberry pie and ice cream topping out of all of the ones we couldn’t eat before they’d spoil. Of course for several days we’d be in heaven with fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pancakes…yum! I’ve taken my kids picking, but no one will eat the berries but me. What’s wrong with these people? Lol.

    I’m totally with you on the health benefits too. I try to eat lots of blueberries and strawberries year round for that reason.

    That is an odd lizard berry. One of a kind for sure!

  71. Maybe I should adopt that! I have been sick way to much this year!!

  72. I’m pretty certain it’s impossible to eat too many strawberries. I’m not sure if I would have eaten the lizard-looking one, though…

  73. Hi Cecily…strawberries are summer aren’t they? I have a question for you…are the Cecily R that wants to be my friend on fb?
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..March 29, Untitled =-.

  74. I love strawberries. Well, I love fresh fruit! Blueberries, apples, strawberries…yum, yum, yum. And yes, you will be healthier consuming fruits than all the stuff with artificial preservatives! Add some blueberries to that strawberry habit and you will be healthier than ever!

    I eat whatever is in season and haven’t been sick in 2 years! I don’t eat meat and have more energy than I did when I was in my 20’s. Something to be said for overhauling your food choices!

    PS…Did you eat the lizardy strawberry?

    PSS..I can read your blog in Google reader but can’t comment, so I at least get to keep up! When I go on vacation I will have to email my comments to you! LOL

  75. There was a time when I couldn’t stand the sight of strawberries – I think I ate too many as a kid, if that’s even possible. That all changed when I was pregnant with Noah though and I can’t get enough of them now!
    That one strawberry really does look like a frog!
    .-= Michaela´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Sleeping Bliss =-.

  76. When we were in CA last summer, we went to a farmer’s market. We bought a quart of strawberries and ate them before we even got to our car! Then we turned around and bought 2 more quarts. They tasted like candy… juice dripped down our faces and it was bliss.

    How cute is that little animal strawberry!

  77. I love strawberries too and even got the first one from my yard last week, but I’m not sure I could consume a flat of them every week no matter HOW healthy it made me. I usually buy organic strawberries weekly at the local Farmer’s Market and enjoy the few produced in my own yard as they show up.
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= happilyretired´s last blog ..Outdoor RUBIES in My Watery World =-.

  78. I love Strawberries and used to eat them like this when I lived with the in laws, however I started to break out while eating them one day and it seems I might be a tad allergic so now I only eat a handful at any setting…say four or five.

    That’s so wrong though since I used to devour / inhale strawberries!

    Berry happy Wednesday to you!
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..Home is where the heart is =-.

  79. That is so stinking cool! But…I’ve gotta know. Did you eat it? lol
    You’ll get a kick out of this week’s Wordless Wednesday post. Let’s just say The Monkey Needs a Drink! Come on by and link up when you have some time. Have a great day and enjoy those delicious strawberries. 🙂

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Lou´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – The Monkey Needs a Drink! =-.

  80. My first time!! Thanks!

  81. Yikes! Half frog, half strawberry? That’s a freak of nature for sure, comparable to that of the three eye’d fish on the Simpsons.

    You should sell it on ebay.
    .-= Pooba´s last blog ..Metal Mouth Horse Face =-.

  82. I can eat thousands of strawberries one sitting. I swear. Mom used to bring home a quart and I’d eat them all. What? Was it for someone else?
    .-= Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings´s last blog ..Sibling rivalry? Yeah, I’d say so. . . =-.

  83. I love strawberries! In fact they are on my grocery list. I also freeze them individually on a sheet and then once they are frozen I throw them all together into a bag and place them back into the freezer. Now I have frozen strawberries that I can use anytime and they aren’t one solid clump!

    Have a great week!

    The Mispalced Midwesterner
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Weekend =-.

  84. That is funny!! I love strawberries also!
    .-= Cindy A´s last blog ..We love you more everyday little one =-.

  85. Mmmmm I need to go out and buy some strawberries right now. I think they help with health too. 🙂
    .-= Kelly Deneen´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Yeah, I know it’s Wednesday =-.

  86. Man, my mouth is already watering! I’m callin the funny lookin one a ladybug…so cool!

  87. LOL That’s kinda freaky…the growth that is. I LOVE strawberries too, but I don’t think as much as you do. Hahaha!! ;0)
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Wordfulless Wednesday: Milo =-.

  88. I’m back again with a second ‘wordful’ post … and this time I’m going to remember to mention the ‘mutant’ strawberry you discovered to photograph and share. Very kewl 😉
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= Small Reflections´s last blog ..Midweek Random Thoughts and Memes … =-.

  89. Oh I ADORE strawberries, blueberries…any berry really! I wish I could get my hands on a flat every week! That one berry looks like it has creepy eyes though LOL
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Yearly Zoo Trip =-.

  90. I’m not a strawberry lover, unless they are frozen, in gel, LOL. My son however can’t get enough of them.
    .-= The Drama Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday-Forever Love =-.

  91. Mmmmm! They are on my current grocery list. I usually don’t get many though, because my kids devour them!

  92. I am so hungry right now . . . plus Strawberries help whiten my noshers! Spa wishes, Candy
    .-= Candy Silvasy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday 3/21/10 =-.

  93. It totally looks like a queen lady bug in a royal court… Oh, the imagination is a wonderful thing!
    .-= Denene@MyBrownBaby´s last blog ..Word(ful) Wednesday: Art and Imagination =-.

  94. Strawberries are one of the best things about spring/early summer. And best of all, I’m the only one in my house who eats them! (So far, anyway. The boys have tried them but they aren’t thrilled. Oh well, more for me!)

    .-= Trippin’ Mama´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: The Mystery of the Plates =-.

  95. I’m so excited for summer and all the great farmer’s markets that open up! Love the fresh fruit and the juicy strawberries!
    .-= Katie (aka Kekibird)´s last blog ..Princess K and the J Men =-.

  96. {{giggles}} too cute! We got a heart shaped potato the other day, my daughter wanted to save it! What a wonderful gift, btw, we love strawberries here too!
    .-= Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom´s last blog ..3?! How can that be? =-.

  97. Hey Ang!

    Long time no talk to ya. I had to take a bloggy break to spend more time with the family.

    That is the strangest thing I think I have ever seen. A strawberry with a lizard in it. Too funny.

    Hope all is well.

    Send all our Love.

    Love and Prayers,

    Tim and Carey
    .-= Tim´s last blog ..Run Carey Run! =-.

  98. Wow. That is so interesting! I love that you devour strawberries. What a great thing to devour : )
    You always make me smile!
    .-= Life with Kaishon´s last blog ..Well, I guess I am b.o.r.i.n.g! =-.

  99. I buy strawberries almost weekly, and I’m lucky to get to eat one or two — my son devours them.

    That’s one crazy looking berry!
    .-= Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama´s last blog ..Boo-Boos and Mama Kisses =-.

  100. I am slow linking up today but better late than never right?? That is one crazy strawberry. It might have deterred me from eating any more. Well for a day at least haha!!

  101. The month of April is special to me for two reason: My birthday and our annual Strawberry Festival. It’s perfect. Lots of fun, carnival rides, and all the strawberries that you can eat…and of course buy.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    .-= Stesha´s last blog ..Project iPhoto 365: 2/365 – Tip =-.

  102. Lol You’re too funny! I think maybe you’re eating too many strawberries, you need to share some – I’ll be right over! That is truly an oddity, but I’m not surprised. I’ve seen many weird veggies in my day being as I use to love growing veggies in the yard. This year I’m going to try to grow them in pots on my porch. I sure hope it works.
    .-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Carmela – My Mom! Happy Birthday! =-.

  103. I love strawberries too but they gotta be a deep red color. Those are the best! I used to love picking fresh strawberries when I was little girl!

  104. ooh I love strawberries too. Just bought the big flat from Costco. Yum!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: Support Our Ranchers – Be AWARE. =-.

  105. I am going to start going to the Farmer’s Market for the 1st time this year! Excited!! I’ve also never done Wordful Wednesdays. Excited to participate!

  106. Thanks for the linky. Strawberries are my FAVORITE! I can’t wait to go picking them this year.
    .-= momondealz´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday =-.

  107. look at that cute little face! i have no idea what a FLAT of strawbs is, but i’m guessing it’s A LOT…
    .-= scrappysue´s last blog ..our wonderful weekend part 3 =-.

  108. The strawberry looks like the lizard on The Rescurers Down Under.
    .-= TIFFANY EVANS´s last blog ..Daisy Planter Tag =-.

  109. I am new to your site….love it! I’m too late for the Wordful Wednesday, but I wanted to share a strawberry recipe with you, since you love them so much! This Strawberry Cake recipe rocks! The link directly to the recipe is
    I posted it last week on lifeasmom.com’s Ultimate Recipe Swap on Thursday.
    If you love strawberries, this could become your favorite dessert ever!
    .-= J:anine´s last blog ..Yummy springtime dessert! Fruit and Pudding Parfait =-.

  110. I am happy to join for the first time..sorry I am quite late…but better late than never..wink!
    .-= Euroangel´s last blog ..Sleepless Nights in Deutschland =-.

  111. i love strawberries as well!
    LOL, that one looks funny though!!