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Monday, May 24, 2010

eight strawberry desserts























Here in New Hampshire, strawberry season is edging toward full bloom, or maybe I should say, full boom! The wild strawberries have blossomed , and I can expect to find those tiny, ripe and highly fragrant jewels in a week or two. In the meantime, strawberries are everywhere in the supermarkets, and should show up soon at the Farmer's Markets. So what to do with that overwhelming flood of berries?
Of course, you can freeze them. You can make a very quick and delicious jam. Dice or slice them with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of fresh basil or lemon balm. Toss them with fresh spinach and arugula ( also known as rocket) for a tasty salad. A creamy bliss of Julia's clafouti, or simply dipped in chocolate for a perfect ending to dinner. And let's not forget the traditional strawberry shortcake!
Here are several ideas to celebrate the strawberry season:
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Enjoy the season!





8 comments:

winestainedcloth said...

Oh, Kat, these are lovely ideas and I'm so anxious to get to making Julia's claflouti!

Tameri T. said...

Wow, impressive post, and am happy to find another NH food blogger. I'll follow you from now on. Going to check out Portuguese flour rolls right now...

katrina said...

Thanks, Donna! Of all the clafoutis I've made, the strawberry one is my favorite - though I have yet to make the traditional cherry clafouti. And is it ever easy peezy!
Had to go back and take a look at your fridge pizza, looks SO good.

katrina said...

Great to meet you, Tameri! Lucky you, living on the coast; something I miss just about every day in inland New Hampshire. Hope you're enjoying the very sudden Spring weather!

Barb said...

Ahhhh - strawberries...and a delicious recipe for everyday of the week...plus a bonus. Which one should I make first???

It's 85 here today and heading to 88 tomorrow (which probably really means 90!), but then back into the 70's by the weekend. Are you that warm in NH?

katrina said...

Hi Barb! Whew - it's HOT here! I looked at the thermometer at around 11 this morning, and it read 110 in the sun! At least there's a little breeze.....

If it's too hot to cook, I'd go with the coconut-almond dip - awesome with some cold watermelon and strawberries! Stay cool:)

Claire said...

These are wonderful recipes! I love, love strawberries :) By the way, I found you via Nesting Newbies...congrats for the feature!

katrina said...

Thanks, Claire! Being featured in Nesting Newbies was a complete surprise - and much appreciated!