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Embarrassment of riches - homegrown strawberries

miss_mia Jun 3, 2007 06:25 AM

My strawberries are out of control. I'm not a jam person - and we're moving in a month. I tend to make lots of simple gelato, but would love other dessert (or other) ideas!

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  1. MaspethMaven Jun 3, 2007 07:55 AM

    There's a great recipe for strawberry rhubabr pie floating around on the boards...

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      bakergal Jun 3, 2007 08:54 AM

      A few jars of jam might be nice to have next winter, and they'd remind you of your old homestead.

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        laurendlewis Jun 3, 2007 09:13 AM

        Yum - I wish I had your problem!!

        1. lollya Jun 3, 2007 09:22 AM

          tell me you're in minnesota and i'll be over to solve your problem. YUM.
          strawberry shortcake... balsamic strawberries, ooooh romaine and spinach salad with strawberries and red onion (silced VERY thin) with poppyseed dressing!!!

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            glutton Jun 3, 2007 09:24 AM

            You can make a nice salad of fava beans, pecorino, and strawberries.

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            1. re: glutton
              lollya Jun 3, 2007 09:53 AM

              how is it dressed?

              1. re: lollya
                glutton Jun 3, 2007 10:21 AM

                Light vinegarette or just a bit of olive oil.

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              xena Jun 3, 2007 10:16 AM

              big bowl of berries topped with sour cream (or plain yogurt, also very delicious) and brown sugar. Addicting. I go on strawberry, yogurt & brown sugar breakfast benders during the season. Many fruits are great this way.

              We also add berries to tossed salads.
              Quick easy salad of grilled chicken, red onion, greens, etc with lots berries and a balsamic dressing tastes great and makes a meal.

              Enjoy your harvest!

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                HillJ Jun 3, 2007 10:22 AM

                Be a nice good bye neighbor and invite your community to "pick their own!"

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                  mojoeater Jun 3, 2007 10:24 AM

                  I would freeze some so you can have them when they aren't growing like crazy!

                  1. steinpilz Jun 3, 2007 10:32 AM

                    Strawberry and spinach salad, tasty and spectacular looking! Cut the strawberries in half and briefly cook with the spinach in a bit of stock.

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                      Ellen Jun 3, 2007 12:23 PM

                      Strawberry smoothies made with yohgurt, strawberry margaritas, strawberry daquiries, strawberry syrup for pancakes (this is what I do with "failed" strawberry jam).

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                      1. re: Ellen
                        bigjimbray Jun 3, 2007 12:31 PM

                        how far are you moving from where you are? if its in striking distance I would share
                        with your neighbor to freeze some for you while you moved and got your freezer set up
                        at your new place. then you would have some to start out for next year while you plant some new plants. or dig some up and take some with you.

                      2. chowser Jun 3, 2007 12:35 PM

                        If you freeze them, you can always make smoothies w/out adding ice.

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