Most fruit in Cyprus is very seasonal - but the seasons tend to be quite long. Winter has plenty of citrus fruits in the supermarkets as well as our garden, but the only other fruits that are available then are apples, pears and bananas. So we're always pleased when April begins and others start to appear; I particularly like the strawberry season, which is rather earlier than that in the UK, and also rather longer! They actually started a few weeks ago, at quite a price, then ten days ago were more reasonable. Yesterday our supermarket had some most delicious looking strawberries in the usual green plastic punnets, costing 80c for 500g - an excellent price.
I bought two punnets which we've been eating with breakfast, then today I walked there and bought some more, as I felt inspired to make the first batch of jam of the year. So this afternoon the house was filled with the wonderful aroma of strawberry jam in process... I made four jars in all. We've worked out that a year's supply of jam is about 40 jars: last year I made a bit more than that and when we checked the cupboard today, there are still five jars left from those I made. But strawberry is my favourite!