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Strawberries are small. The strawberry business, however, is huge. In the United States alone, growing the fine red fruits is a multi-BILLION dollar industry.
Obviously, you are not alone in your enjoyment of strawberries! In fact, virtually everyone loves their distinctive flavor and aroma. Even the thought of the juicy burst that comes as one bites into a ripe one is enough to set the mouth to watering. Ever since the first known description of a strawberry plant was recorded in 1454, their fame has spread around the globe. Doubtless, they were enjoyed by the native peoples inhabiting the temperate regions of our globe even long before then.
Like most whole fruits, strawberries provide a bounty of nutrition for the hungry body. We have not yet fully realized the health benefits that come from consuming strawberries, but we do know quite a bit already. The beneficial health-supporting nutritional components are numerous…
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This is the king of all strawberry pies. That may be a bold statement, but it is no joke. Once you prepare and taste this legendary strawberry king pie recipe, you won’t even chuckle at a jester who says otherwise. King Arthur had Excalibur; Charlemagne wielded Joyeuse; El Cid swung Tizona and Colada in his day; William Wallace brandished his giant Scottish Claymore resisting the English in the late 13th century; and you, my friend, are now armed as Monarch of the Kitchen with this delicious weapon.
Expect to slay the hunger of all the vassals in your fiefdom. Expect to slake the parched palates of hungry peons (or kids!) inhabiting your lands. Yea, fair cook, ye shall arise to be heralded here to yon for serving such extravagance on little platters. Prepare to rule your kitchen for ever! Long live the COOK!
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There are a bazillion recipes out there that call for using strawberries (in some form or fashion) with chocolate. And that is just as it should be. Whether it is chocolate covered strawberries or a two-flavored frozen yogurt cone with chocolate and strawberry sides intertwined all the way up the swirl, these two tastes are meant to go together. But, there is a difference between throwing any chocolate together with any strawberry and this recipe.
This recipe is a masterpiece.
Oh, sure, I can see the eyes rolling now. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Make it and see. The delicate chocolate overtones with the yogurt and sweet strawberries prove it to be wonderful to any tongue that tastes it. So, get ready to make this masterpiece and become the Picasso of the Kitchen.
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When looking for the perfect recipe, mediocre just won’t cut it. Who wants to labor in the kitchen only to have a frumpy, bland, boring concoction come out for consumption? Nobody, that’s who. When a culinary artist slips the implements of professionalism onto his or her body, that apron or smock and baking hat become the armor needed to vanquish boring and forgettable dishes to the nether-realm.
This salacious strawberry coconut tart recipe is fit for a king…or a family. You won’t have to joust with a spouse OR a toddler to get them to eat this. In fact, you may just be heralded as Savior of the Kitchen and knighted Sir Cook by whomever holds royal sway in your humble abode…or castle.
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Every now and then people sit down for a bite to eat and are unexpectedly shocked as they bite into a surprisingly delicious culinary delight. This strawberry lemon rum jam recipe is just such a delight. Unassuming in appearance, it has the tendency to lull the soon-to-be partaker into a sense of normalcy prior to the first bite. But, upon sinking their teeth into whatever medium you’ve chosen to deliver this jam, the discontinuity of what was expected versus what the tingling taste buds are telling the brain is enough to cause the consumer to become taken by the moment: eyes wide and staring at the normal-looking-yet-awesomely-different jam.
So, get your motor running and get busy. This strawberry lemon rum jam recipe is one for the record books.
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Hard working folks need a break every now and again. Kicking back with a cool strawberry beverage during the first hot days of summer will do just fine for the break a hard charger like yourself needs. But, if you want to do break time right, this chocolate strawberry fudge deluxe recipe is the way to go. When you combine the delicious melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a fresh batch of strawberry fudge with a sweet jacket of the world’s favorite sweet, chocolate, you get bite-sized morsels fit for the Ritz or any other 5-star locale.
Well, hey, with the amount of deluxe you’ll experience after whipping up this fan favorite, you’ll have enough to make even a back porch feel like a 5-star locale. So, grab the tools of the trade, the ingredients, and get ready for a glamorous taste experience…no matter where you may find yourself!
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Strawberries, strawberries, strawberries everywhere! Everyone gets excited about springtime strawberry recipes, and rightly so. They are delicious! If you’ve perused these recipes long enough, you can probably identify one of the first commonsense steps in virtually everyone of them: wash and hull the strawberries. Of course you will wash the dirt and debris off of the freshly picked or purchased strawberries. Then, since few people like to nibble the greenery of the calyx atop the berry, they deftly hull those babies.
So, to what use can you put those excess and normally unused strawberry tops? Well, you can compost them or feed them to your pet hamster, of course. But, you can also make a delightful strawberry water infusion. Adding cucumbers to a cup of cold water is a favorite way to add a bit of freshness to otherwise bland water. Strawberry hulls can be used for the same purpose!
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Most kids have fond memories of upending a syrup bottle and squeezing an inordinate amount of thick, sugary deliciousness into a glass of pure white milk. As any kid knows, when the milk is either about to overflow or equal to the accumulated syrup in the bottom of the glass, it is then time to stir. Whether stirred vigorously or slowly, watching the white milk turn red or brown with strawberry syrup or chocolate syrup is like a dinging bell for old Pavlov’s canine companion. Every kid knows that it is time to enjoy a treat when the color is uniform.
While stirring syrup into a glass of milk may be the only thing young children are capable of concocting in the kitchen until they are a bit older, you are likely a master of such culinary arts by this time. And, even if you aren’t, you can still undertake this simple homemade strawberry syrup recipe. Whether waffles, ice cream, or just a glass of milk are begging for a little strawberry love, this fantastic recipe will be just what puts the perfect touch of finality to whatever it is you are making!
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Springtime. It is the time of year when bluebirds perch atop your shoulders and chirp a sweet melody. It is the time of year when snows promise to be a thing of the past, and green bursts forth from the dank bleakness of winter brown. budding flowers on dogwoods and the paler green tips upon conifer branches herald the coming of something grand.
With the coming of increasing temperatures, strawberry plants also are called to renewed vigor as they break dormancy and again send forth their foliage to welcome the strengthening rays of the sun. But, not only leaves appear! The perennating buds that were forms with care the previous year also come forth as delicate strawberry flowers. The buzzing bees find favor therein, and soon the white petals drop and yield a glimpse of red remaining.
Joy comes for many with the first spring harvest of strawberries. And, what better way to kick off the fun of the coming months than with a great recipe using your freshly-picked strawberries?! This sweet strawberry spinach salad is just what you need.
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