Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. I eagerly look at my calendar and count the days until the middle of June when they come out. By the end of May I start checking the farmers market every weekend hoping that they might be early this year. This year they are finally here! With strawberry season just kicking off I though that I would start out by rounding up some of my favorite ways of enjoying them.
Strawberries Dipped in Sour Cream and Brown Sugar - is one of my favorite ways to enjoy strawberries!
Strawberries in Sweetened Condensed Milk - If your strawberries are a little on the tart side a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk is a great alternative to sugar to sweeten them up a bit.
Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar - When you do have those perfectly ripe and sweet strawberries it's hard to beat a simple bowl of them with some good balsamic vinegar. (A touch of balsamic vinegar enhances their natural flavour.)
Strawberry Jam - Strawberry season does not last long so one of the things that I like to do is make some strawberry jam so that you can enjoy the strawberries for the rest of the year. You can change things up every once in a while by adding spices or herbs or other fruits or vegetables like a strawberry rhubarb jam.
Strawberry Shortcake - It just wouldn't be Summer with out making strawberry shortcake at least once!
Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream - Strawberries work surprisingly well when roasted and this ice cream is a great way to cool down on hot Summer days. There are so many things that you can do with frozen strawberries treats like this Strawberry Frozen Yogurt or this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - Strawberry and rhubarb are such a wonderful combination and this pie is a great way to enjoy it. If a pie is too much work then a Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble is just the thing for you.
Strawberry Sour Cream Bread - Strawberries also work well in baked goods like muffins or quick breads.
Strawberry Tart - This strawberry tart is so simple and yet so good!
Strawberry and Nutella Crepes - Chocolate hazelnut spread also goes well with strawberries and these crepes are a great way to enjoy this combo.
This is just a sample of the strawberry recipes that I have tried and there more ways of enjoying strawberries here on Closet Cooking.