It’s Sunday morning and this weekend I’ve practically been swimming in sugar-sweet strawberries. Between Friday evening and Saturday morning I came into possession of 3 flats (which probably weighted between 15-20 pounds in total) of slightly- sometimes super- squishy, ripe and absolutely must be used immediately, strawberries.
Most of Saturday afternoon was spent standing in front of the sink washing, trimming off the tops and chopping up strawberries to prepare them for freezing or making various jams from the Food in Jars cookbook (Rhubarb Jam with Strawberries and Oranges and Strawberry Vanilla Jam) and Canning for a New Generation’s, Strawberry Lemon Preserves as well as Gabrielle Hamilton’s Strawberry Milk recipe. In the evening, my mom’s hot pink plastic ice cream maker from the early 80’s went screaming late into the night as it faithfully churned away to make Food 52’s Strawberry Sorbet from the Genius Recipes cookbook.
So while I’ve strictly been sticking to recipes this weekend in an attempt to quickly preserve the bulk of strawberries I have before they all go bad, I wanted to do a quick round-up of different strawberry recipes from around the web from some of my favorite blogs!
First off, one of the few recipes I did that’s available online:
This recipe published by Food 52‘s Genius Recipes is ridiculously easy to prepare and only uses three ingredients. I have relatively little experience making ice creams or sorbets but this one was a smash hit!
Now Alice from Mitzy at Home knows how to do things right! Her photographs will soothe the eyes, while the recipes will soothe your soul.
I recently rented the book Sweeter Off the Vine from the library and have been pouring through all the delicious seasonal fruit-based desserts each night. This recipe is next on my list to try!
I’m a big fan of overnight oats- especially during the summer once it starts getting hot and humid out, besides, what’s better than getting up and having breakfast already done? Give this recipe a try from Kristine over at Kristine’s Kitchen!
Pastry cook Megan from Hint of Vanilla creates some astounding baked goods (which are admittedly usually more complicated than I’m willing to commit to) and has an amazing attention to detail but these scones hit right on the mark if you want something relatively simple to whip up in the morning.
Looking for more delicious cakes and desserts? Don’t pass up on Michelle’s page, Hummingbird High for delicious ideas and inspiring photos!
The modern day queen of preserving, I would be derelict in my duties as a blogger if I didn’t share a recipe from Marisa over at Food in Jars.
And last but not least, I’ll share a favorite recipe of mine for Strawberry Basil Mojitos, because why should desserts and pastries get all the fun with strawberries?