Thursday, May 19, 2011

Strawberries



Things are picking up around the farm - grass is growing very fast, and the weather has been hot for a few days. The garden has been scaled back this year, but we still have some of the essentials. Strawberries are here to stay, which is good because they are a treat. We are discovering lots of ways to fix strawberries. Here are some of our favorites:

Strawberries with whipped cream
Serve chilled, hulled strawberries topped with real whipped cream (from the store...).

Strawberries with sour cream
A variation on the whipped cream idea. Add sugar to the sour cream, and some cinnamon if you like.

Strawberry Banana Smoothies
A cool summer treat. No added sugar, just frozen bananas, frozen strawberries and milk.

Strawberry Shortbread
You will have to ask Maggie for the shortbread recipe, it is delicious. Strawberries halved and sweetened, with whipped cream on top.

Strawberries on Pound cake
Again, Maggie has her own version of the pound cake using fresh ground whole wheat. More halved strawberries, and whipped cream. Best cake you ever ate. Of course, I'll eat about any cake I am served...

And....

Chocolate dipped Strawberries!
A special treat, extra work on Maggie's part, but we appreciate it..... finally a photo.