June, is probably my favourite month of the year. As a kid, nothing was more exciting than when June rolled around because it marked the start of summer, and a two month break from school. Days are longer, the sun is stronger, farmers’ markets are in full swing, and best of all: the end of June marks the beginning of strawberry season. Before heading up to our family cottage for the July long weekend, a day of strawberry picking is in order. It probably takes twice as long as it should since I end up sitting in the fields eating two berries for every one I put in the basket. Eventually we head home with stained fingers and a bounty of berries.
Starting the week on a healthy note..after I discovered how sinfully good black olive, extra cheese pizza was over the weekend. These slices are on a date brownie base, filled with vanilla cashew coconut cream, topped with fresh strawberries. Yes, and they’re gluten-free, refined sugar free, and dairy-free!