This past weekend, I got to spend a lovely afternoon with my dad. We met up at a local farm and picked some tart cherries (or “sour cherries” or “albaloo” in Farsi) and strawberries. While albaloo-gathering was our main goal, we lucked out and were able to enjoy the tail-end of strawberry season too. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had great weather and great conversation and to top it off, I got to make off with some tasty loot.
We have gone to pick albaloo for a couple of years now and I love that it always reminds me of going to pick them when we were younger. It never fails to amaze me that I get so much satisfaction from eating something that I picked myself. I can’t wait to have a garden one day and then eat the things I have actually grown myself too. I guess going fruit picking and eating the tomatoes and cucumbers from my parents’ garden will have to do for now. :)
Thought I would share some of my favorite pictures from our lovely afternoon.
So, we picked several buckets of tart cherries,
along with a crate full of strawberries too.
I can not wait to make some goodies with my albaloo. I would try and make something with the strawberries too but they did not last very long in our house. Perfectly ripe and sweet, we couldn’t resist.