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Strawberry Roundup

Bowl of Strawberries


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

Strawberries Dipped in Sour Cream and Brown Sugar - is one of my favorite ways to enjoy strawberries!



Strawberries in Sweetened Condensed Milk

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

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 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

Strawberry Shortcake - It just wouldn't be Summer with out making strawberry shortcake at least once!



Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream

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 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

Strawberry Sour Cream Bread - Strawberries also work well in baked goods like muffins or quick breads.



Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart - This strawberry tart is so simple and yet so good!



Strawberry and Nutella Crepes

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.

22 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Such a tantalizing roundup!!

ttfn300 said...

great roundup! I recently tried the roasted asparagus and strawberry dish--loved it :)

Suzy said...

What an awesome roundup! Thanks for some many great recipes. I forsee Nutella and Strawberry crepes in my future...

Bellini Valli said...

I should defintely have purchased those local strawberries at te farmers market:D

Deborah said...

The strawberries in my backyard are just ripening, so I'll be sure to be using some of these!

Mermaid said...

Yum ,i'm jealous - still 4 months or so until they start to show up over here in NZ!

Marie said...

Oh what a wonderful roundup of great recipes. Another way I like to enjoy them is dipped in chocolate. I tried it with Lindt chili chocolate last year and they were fabulous!

Pam said...

Kevin - I just made your roasted strawberries and goat cheese salad, it was amazing! I'll be posting in on my blog soon. Really great!

Phyllis said...

Love the strawberry and sweetened condensed milk idea. Fabulous recipe round up - thanks!

Jeanine said...

Yum! I love strawberry season too, but ours probably won't be until July...just after you start posting a number of new strawberry recipes. :) Looking forward to it!

Abby said...

Yay! Look at all these new recipes to try for our next strawberry season! Awesome.

Winker said...

Kevin - You are a strawberry NUT! I LOVE these recipes! - You should check out the Royal Foodie Joust this month and enter - The 3 ingredients are, your fav - strawberries, basil and whole grains.

Ivy said...

Thanks for passing from my blog even if I haven't been around lately. I have to bookmark the post for next year as the strawberry season is over now in Greece.

cooknkate said...

I'm glad to see someone else extol the virtues of strawberries in balsamic vinegar. I love them like this (with a bit of brown sugar to cut the tartness) and have served them to people who look at me like I've lost my marbles. Apparently you can only mix white sugar with strawberries (in some people's minds anyway)

I love all these ideas!!

The Duo Dishes said...

The sour cream bread and jam are the best. We could eat them together. Great way to use summer fruits.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I tried your strawberry rhubarb crumble this weekend. It was delicious!

lisamichele said...

Kevin, what a great post with the advent of fresh, juicy strawberries now that summer is right around the corner. I love to add strawberries to a mesclun salad with breaded, fried chicken cutlets, stilton cheese and whatever viniagrette I can come up with depending on what's in the cupboards and fridge. OR, a childhood fav, sliced strawberries, sour cream with a spoonful of sugar sprinkled on top :)

I love your idea of a spinach salad with strawberries and butter toasted almonds..a must try for me!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for compiling such an array of delicious berry-themed dishes!

ashley said...

love the strawberry round-up!

Taryn said...

Can you freeze the strawberry bread after you have made it?

Kevin said...

Taryn: I have not tried to freeze the strawberry bread. I normally cut it into 6 or 7 slices and place it in separate ziplock containers and place them in the fridge. I then pull out a slice for breakfast every morning and give it about a minute in the microwave and it comes out great all the way through the week. The loafs have always been finished within the week. :)

Sam said...

What an awesome roundup! This does sound delicious with all those lovely. Thanks for some many great recipes.

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