Strawberry Time
Posted: 11 June 2008 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Strawberry season has begun in the NE! We’re making jam as I type. I consider a successful strawberry season one during which we eat, can and freeze so many, I don’t care that there will be no more till next year.

What are your favorite strawberry recipes?

Fran

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Posted: 11 June 2008 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yummmm! So jealous, it’s winter here and my strawberry plants are busy dying off ;(

Love fresh strawberry jam (preserves/conserve) using lemon juice for the pectin, preferably warm from the pan!

Also,  strawberries sliced in half, then drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar served over vanilla bean icecream.
Sprinkled with a little finely chopped fresh basil if you have it (must be fresh not dried basil).

And I love:

Strawberry and basil ‘bruchetta’:


2 slices cinnamon or raisin bread
1/4 cup mascarpone (you can substitute philly cream cheese if you can’t get mascapone)
3 tablespoons honey
4 large strawberries, rinsed and hulled, cut in half
1 T fresh basil leaves, chopped into fine ribbons (chiffonade)

Toast the slices of bread, then cut diagonally for four toast “points.” If making for canapes you can you can use a round cuttersand cut out toast rounds but you will need more bread).
(You can substitute mini tart canape shells for the bread if you want but I suggest sprinkling with a little cinnamon sugar prior to filling to give a flavour kick).

Mix together mascarpone and honey. Pipe or spread honey mascarpone mixture onto bread. Sprinkle with basil chiffonade. Top with strawberries and remaining basil.


Actually I confess to just dipping the strawberries in the honey and mascapone mix at times too smile
Enjoy those lovely strawberries!

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Posted: 12 June 2008 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This is going to sound really anti-scratch of me but I love macerated strawberries and whipped cream over Bisquick biscuits with a touch of suagr on top for crunch!
I should just make my own buttermilk biscuits, which wouldn’t be too hard, but when I have strawberries around I want to use them right away and I don’t always have buttermilk around.
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Posted: 14 June 2008 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I like processing frozen strawberries with unflavored yogurt. It is delicious and refreshing and you can use sweetener instead of sugar if you have to. Works great with frozen mango too.

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Posted: 15 June 2008 01:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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A local hangout when I was a twenty-something served Italian sausage shaped into patties on a bun with slices of strawberry. It sounds weird, but it was good. The sweetness and the tang sort of did the job of ketchup and fresh tomato at once. I’ve enjoyed it since when I had enough strawberries that I was willing to go beyond the classics.

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Posted: 24 June 2008 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oooh, Strawberries.

We are just getting into the picking season in Maine.  Cooks Illustrated did a fresh strawberry pie a while ago.  Probably years, now (2001-02?).  It used pureed strawberries cooked with cornstarch and sugar as a base for heaps of fresh berries and a light glaze on top.  Using techniques from that as well as The Pie and Pastry Bible (there, see, it really is relevant to the forum), and my MIL’s strawberry cream cheese pie recipe, I came up with my own little piece of strawberry heaven.  I combined their filling with a thin layer of sweetened cream cheese on the bottom of the pie, and then rosettes of cream cheese around the edges.  It is wonderful, and certainly doesn’t last long.

JennyBee

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Posted: 24 June 2008 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Patrincia,

It is quite delightful.  This is an old picture, but the taste remains the same.

JennyBee

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Posted: 05 July 2008 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hey Folks,

We picked strawberries the other week. 

I made the pie. 

I ate a lot of it.  (I did have some help)

It was gooood.

My eight year old son complained that the cream cheese was too “cheesy”.

Oh well.  More for me.

JennyBee

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