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What to Do with 10 Pounds of Strawberries

Brent and LeAnna Alderman StersteBefore we get to the subject of strawberries, you must go read Kitchen-Geeking’s response (A Little Bit About Knitting) to Brent’s last blog about knitting. An interesting cross-application to cooking as pleasurable work.

And on to the strawberries:

We picked ten pounds of berries and probably ate another ten!

After having massive berry envy all week from hearing friends talking about the strawberries in their CSA farm-shares, we had to get ourselves to the U-pick fields.

Mabel just before she picked and ate her own strawberry.

We filled up the 10-pound container they gave us easily enough. It wasn’t until we got home that we discovered that 10 pouds of rapidly ripening fruit was not going to stay fresh long, and we had to act quickly.

A strawberry lemon tart.

We made a strawberry tart, strawberry sangria, strawberry-yogurt freezer pops, strawberry smoothies, salad with strawberries, popovers filled with strawberries, and just over a gallon of strawberry jam.  Despite a few days of strawberry-overload, there’s still quite a bit on our strawberry to-do list: strawberry wine, canned strawberry-rhubarb pie filling, not to mention tucking some away in the freezer.  So it looks like we’ll be headed out for another ten pounds or so soon!

Jars and jars of strawberry jam.

This is just one way that we’re trying to keep ourselves in local foods this coming winter.  What’s your favorite strawberry recipe?