These beauties are showing up all over here in Oregon… at roadside fruit-stands, in markets that carry local produce, in rural u-pick fields and (cue angelic singing) in our garden! Ours are lumpy and funny-shaped but they are mmmmmm good.
I don’t even bother to buy strawberries any other time of year, do you? – they are usually tasteless with hard, white centers.
Here are three tips for keeping your strawberries fresh:
- wait to wash them until you’re ready to eat or use them – prevents mushy berries
- keep the stems on until right before eating – they won’t spoil as quickly
- get rid of any berries turning soft or moldly – the rest will quickly follow if snuggled up to these
Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake
Strawberry Lemonade Bars
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake
Here’s one that doesn’t have a valid link any more but looks super-easy and delicious!
Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Kabobs with Chocolate Drizzle
And just so it’s not ALL sweet…
Strawberry Cucumber Salad @OhSweetBasil
I hope you get some local berries in your neck of the woods and if you do nothing more than eat them right out of the container, you'll have a taste of summer to be thankful for!