I can remember coming downstairs at my grandparents' house in the morning and going into the kitchen. During strawberry season, which was still ongoing in early July, my grandmother often had a huge bowl filled to the top with those berries, all covered by sugar and sitting on the table in the kitchen or pantry. I don't remember if she cooked them or not, but I know I always wanted to have a bowl right then and there. They would be on the breakfast table to have with our cereal and toast shortly thereafter.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year with all the lovely fruit, berries, asparagus and many other early vegetables at the farmers' markets and in the home gardens. Many country kiosks are also selling boxes of freshly picked dark red sweet cherries. Our own tree has given us a bumper crop, with more than we have ever seen on it.
The kiosk products on the left include cherries, red currants and strawberries. The cherries on the right are from our tree.