Celebrating Poteet, Texas Strawberry Festival


I’ve decided to lay low this week. Catch up with my girls, enjoy Holy Week and tie up any loose ends for our Easter party. 

Hubby models the walk about cups ($3) sold at the festival.  A chilled cup of strawberries to help beat the Texas heat.   

I did want to leave you with stunning pictures of our trip to Poteet, Texas, but sadly there was very few.  In fact my camera was securely attached to my neck the entire day, but as soon as this girl purchased her first round of strawberry shortcake it all went down hill.  Notice I said first? 

I couldn’t imagine handling my beloved camera with streams of red juiciness trickling down my face.  I made a executive decision to clock out of my blogger duties and have fun.  I did! I had an amazing time with my family.  The kiddos, five in total spent every ounce of their energy on the rides with hubby and sister in tow.  My Mom and I happily sat out the rides and enjoyed strawberry lemonade.

I did manage to do a little shopping in efforts to pull together a little prize package for one of my loyal readers.  Let’s keep it simple comment for an entry or tweet for an extra.  Inside your prize pkg you will find the Poteet, Texas Food Show Cookbook, Strawberry Huajilla Honey and other goodies I picked up at the festival. Heads up to all my bakers, this cookbook oozes baked sweets.  Good Luck, Winner announced Monday!!     

I also walked away with a pallet of local strawberries for $16.  Here is two tasty edibles that have graced my table.     

Strawberries with requeson.  Requeson is very similar to ricotta cheese.  Spread on whole wheat toast add a drizzle of agave and pile on your berries.   

 Mashed strawberries, papaya and yogurt with a sprinkle of pepitas. 

 Have a wonderful week!! Sweet Life



  1. says

    Well Bonnie…good for you on making the right decision…blogging duties can certainly wait…it’s not going anywhere. Your girls on the other hand are growing up fast and soon they’ll have to make decisions and hopefully follow your great example ;o)

    Btw…I love that 3rd photo…very unique capture.
    Have fun…Happy Easter and a hug,

  2. says

    Happy Easter to you and your family! Those strawberries look awesome! I might make a run over to Marble Falls to pick some berries on Saturday if I can get someone to go with me! Nothing like strawberry shortcake on Easter!

  3. says

    I love how when you are laying low, still leave us with such stellar food thoughts – I can’t help drooling over your strawberry concoctions and since I love all food festivals, I leave you with a tinge of envy :)

    Happy easter Bonnie to you and your Darling family!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  4. says

    Simple request indeed and one I am all over! You know I love my strawberries and if I hadn’t been so busy last weekend I would have gone to that festival too! Your pictures are magazine perfect and I so would love to win this giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed and lucky you for sipping on strawberry lemonade. one of my favorite all time drinks (reminds me of my childhood)~!

  5. says

    You are making me wish I had a carton of strawberries in my fridge! These look so good! I’ve got to get to this festival next year. Thank you for sharing your sweet fruit treats tonight. I hope that the end of your week is full of peace and joy. Your words make me smile, week after week!

  6. Amy says

    Reading the phrase “a chilled cup of strawberries” just gave me goosebumps. It’s cold and rainy here now, but that phrase immediately transported my mind to the middle of summer. Thank you!

  7. says

    Gorgeous berries… Ours don’t usually ripen ’til June, I can’t wait.
    Glad you’re enjoying your week and the Texas heat :)

  8. says

    Oooh…I love these pictures. Somehow the bright colour of strawberries always cheers me up 😀 Can’t wait for the season to be here. Would love to go strawberry picking.

  9. says

    These strawberries look magnificent. I have never heard of requeson but it sounds nummy with that agave. I am glad you took time for your family and put blogging aside for them.

  10. says

    I couldn’t be happier that strawberries are now in season again. I look forward to this time every year. And your photos are making me want to head to my fridge for my stash right now.

  11. says

    OH my goodness, I cannot believe those berries are completely red. Even in the summertime, not all of my berries from the supermarket are completely red. Magic berries. Your hubby’s a great model–happy easter!

  12. says

    I hope you have a wonderful holy holiday! Your photos are beautiful; everything looks so yummy. I’ve never heard of Requeson cheese and that is what I love most about reading others blogs and learning new things!

  13. franci says

    Looks so yummy! Feels like June strawberries are so very far away on this yucky rainy cold day in Chicago… :(

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