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Monday, July 18, 2011


It’s strawberry time! Have you ever bought a basket of strawberries, only to find they’re bland tasting or worse yet, half spoiled? Food editor Cloris McWerther is here today with all sorts of strawberry tips. -- AP

Anastasia, the key to sweet berries is to buy small to medium ones rather than large ones. Choose strawberries that are firm and a nice bright red color with an even sprinkling of seeds and no dark spots. Don’t wash or hull strawberries until you’re ready to use them.

Here one of my favorite quick and easy strawberry recipes:

Wash, dry, and hull strawberries. Snip the corner of a resealable plastic bag. Fill bag with goat cheese. Pipe cheese into the berries. Sprinkle the top of the cheese with finely chopped almonds.

In my house the strawberries would be devoured before I piped in the goat cheese! What about you readers? Anyone have a favorite strawberry recipe? -- AP


Liz V. said...

I haven't tried yet, but I'd go w/ Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake

In my house, the cheese would disappear first.


Liz, that's the problem with cooking with yummy ingredients. The ingredients often get devoured before the recipe is made.

Anonymous said...

Think I'd skip the goat cheese and stuff them with something else, maybe whipped cream. I'm not a big goat cheese fan, but I do love strawberries.

Kathy Nycz