Believe it or not, strawberry season is wrapping up here next week! So sad! However, I did do a pretty good job taking advantage of the berries this year. We bought a chest freezer, so I’ve frozen a bunch, and I did some dehydrating, canning, and wine making with the rest last weekend. A berry good weekend indeed. For many of you, berry season is probably just beginning, but whether this is your last week, or first, here is some inspiration for things to do with your berries.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling – my first blog post ever, and still one of my favourite recipes. The universe is telling us to put these two awesome items together by having them mature at the same time – you should really listen.
Strawberry Fruit Leather – Since this post, I’ve learned adding some apple sauce or other more fibrous fruit helps with the cracking and crispiness issue. But I also still love it with just strawberries.
Strawberry jam – a classic favourite of course. Or on the wilder side, add some wine to your jam and try this strawberry pinot noir jam.
Strawberry wine – heck yes! It’s really not as hard as it seems by the length of the post. You should really really try it. Shorter, point form directions coming soon to entice you more, since not all of you have the attention span for this novel of a post.
Or a non-alcoholic beverage (or alcohol optional I should say) – strawberry lemonade concentrate!
Got a couple handfuls left over still? Flavour some vinegar (or vodka? Post coming soon on that, but it’s basically the same as vinegar)
Now go, quickly, before they are gone!! Pick some berries! Eat some berries! Can some berries! Dry some berries! Love the berries! And don’t forget to eat some fresh – sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in preservation. And lay off the caffeine! (Oh wait, that one’s for me.)
2 thoughts on “A “berry” good weekend – things to do with strawberries”
We have been eating strawberries and cream w/sugar, strawberry shortcake w/homemade shortcakes and whip cream every day for the past week and a half. I froze 15 quarts . My husband picked the Hood berries 2 gallons at a time so it made it easier for me to prepare them in smaller batches. The berries were so luscious this year we ate alot of them right out of the bucket after we rinsed them. So sweet. I will never buy commercial frankenberries at the grocery store again
Sounds awesome Sandy! Fresh picked for the win!