I was desirous of Bittman's balsamic strawberry with arugula salad. Much to my joy I entered my grocery store and the first summer strawberries were on display. They smelled good even with a bit of plastic on them. I made the checkout girl and bagger boy smell them. I made the salad and some rhubarb crumble. But the joy was each strawberry looked so pretty and smelled so luscious. They were so real! Ok so maybe it's because all my students are gone and I am one meeting away from summer but does real produce make anyone else feel joyous? I swear I wanted to take pictures of each berry. I drew the line at texting the pics to people..But I am holding back.