Friday, June 18, 2010

Strawberries

I wrote an article for the Spencer Magnet that was published last week about serving and preserving strawberries. I love strawberries, and I enjoy looking for new recipes. There are some great ideas in the article. (I'm especially looking forward to trying the stuffed strawberries - yum!)

When I was growing up, my parents canned and preserved all kinds of foods, so my thoughts during the summer turn to ways to preserve the harvest. Here are a few resources I've found for preserving strawberries:

I also like to find new things to do with strawberries. I've mentioned my strawberry cake recipe before. I searched online for strawberry cake recipes until I found one I liked, then I tweaked it and used a strawberry cream cheese icing I'd found with a different cake recipe. We also like strawberry pie, and have had two in the past few weeks. I had my first strawberry pie when I was nine years old and visiting my mom's aunt. It was a revelation.

What are some of your favorite things to do with strawberries?


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4 comments:

Wendy said...

What a great list of resources. I'm definitely bookmarking this!

Alisha said...

I just learned how to can last summer. I hope to be able to gather some more strawberries from my aunt-in-law's garden this summer and make more strawberry/rhubarb jam.

lesleehorner said...

My husband and daughter LOVE strawberry desserts of any kind. Me, I'm a chocolate girl all the way. I know fruit is nature's candy but I'd rather not have it as dessert...maybe just a healthy snack.

eastkentuckygal said...

I have been smoothie crazy the last few months. I have this crappy blender that is falling apart and I still worry with it to make smoothies. Strawberries are a must for them. I hope to get into some more canning this season. I did ferments last year, but I'd like to do a little more. I have got to read up on it some though.