As May carries on and we approach Memorial Day, I am always drawn back to memories of my home town, Port Chester, NY. Around this time of year days were getting warmer, school was coming to an end, and the various summer festivals were starting to be planned. Lyon Park always had something going on.
One of my favorite festivals, one that my grandmother participated in, was the DAR Strawberry festival. It wasn't that much, it wasn't that big, but all of the older ladies from the DAR would dress up in white bonnets and set up tables by the Bush-Lyon Homestead (George Washington slept there!). The ladies would serve various strawberry themed dishes, including horrible strawberry-rhubarb pie.
The best dish of them all, though, was Strawberry Shortcake.