Fresh strawberries. Greater Providence.
I am making a fresh strawberry pie this week. My favorite summer pie. Since the berries are not cooked I am hoping to find some tasty sweet fresh strawberries.
Unfortunately I cannot wait for the Saturday farmers' markets.
Has anyone seen locally-grown strawberries in Providence-area grocery stores so far this season?
Was unable to find local strawberries at the grocery stores but Dave’s Market is having a sale on them, $2.50 per16 oz. container. I was able to snag several Driscoll’s from among the other brands.
Also on sale at Dave’s is Narragansett Creamery yogurt. I have just discovered it and am amazed at the creaminess and body plus it just plain tastes delicious. It is now my absolute favorite. It is a bit expensive but the sale price is four 8-oz containers for $5.00
I am already a fan of their fresh mozzarella.
Yeah, I hadn't seen any local strawberries yet--probably just a few weeks early. Isn't the Narragansett Creamery yogurt great?? Their feta is quite good too, use it regularly.
Is your strawberry pie straight strawberries (like no rhubarb or other element)? I actually don't think I've ever tried making that, sounds good.
Fresh strawberry pie is a terrific summer dessert. I also make it with other berries, most often blueberries. It is always a hit.
Haven’t had much success with other fruits. The flesh isn’t the right texture for uncooked fruit.
This recipe from epicurious is similar to the one I make. I use my own pie crust recipe and only water to make the filling as I haven’t found cranberry/raspberry concentrate.
Can’t wait for local strawberries to ripen. They make the best pie.
Thanks for mentioning Narragansett Creamery feta. Hope to try it soon.
re: Frank Terranova
Fully agree about the CA strawberries. Haven't seen much of the FL crop this year. Not sure if FL had a bad crop this year or whether the local grocers simply prefer to go with lowest price or what looks biggest / best.
Give me the typical smaller, more flavorful FL vs. CA strawberries any day (except when native berries are available).