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Jun 28, 2011 08:34 AM

Lots of strawberries, need more ideas please.

I have lots of strawberries and have made jam, pie, muffins and bread. I still have 3 quarts left. ANy ideas? TIA

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  1. My cousin just made a delicious salad with lettuce (not sure what kind, but not romaine or iceberg), finely diced cheese, toasted slivered almonds and sliced strawberries. She made a vinaigrette of chopped garlic, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. It was absolutely delicious.

    The other day, I had some strawberries that were just about to go bad and made one of my favorite syrups. A bunch of strawberries, cut up and put over low heat. Add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and reduce. You can throw the whole thing over ice cream, other fruit or do what I did and pour it all into a nice cold glass of vodka and club soda.

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    1. re: jhopp217

      This looks great, how long does it keep?

      1. re: jhopp217

        Puree with a few tblspoons of any jam....then toss with more cut up strawberries and serve with a scoop of sour cream or vanilla ice cream for an easy quick dessert.

        1. re: jhopp217

          Whoa! Please tell me more about this vodka/club soda/strawberry syrup drink.

        2. Or a topping for French Toast or Waffles! You could also incorporate it right into the batter

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          1. re: jhopp217

            on that note, stuffed french toast with mascarpone.

          2. recently America's Test Kitchen did a recipe for a berry fool. It would probably be excellent with all strawberries. Also, ice cream or sorbet.

            1. Strawberry lemonade- I just stir lots of strained strawberry puree into my favorite (slightly less sweetened) lemonade recipe.

              1. - pavlova
                - trifle
                - dip in chocolate (white and/or dark)
                - strawberry salsa
                - drizzle with *good* balsamic vinegar (add a pinch of sugar if it's very acidic), season with pepper, and serve over vanilla ice cream or ricotta
                - mash and fold into cream cheese or goat cheese - spread on toast, bagels or crackers
                - strawberry soup
                - donuts
                - spinach salad
                - milkshakes or smoothies
                - strawberry cheesecake

                you can also freeze or dehydrate some.