Strawberry madness

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It all started with a phone call. Sarah called to say that organic strawberries were on sale for $1 a pint at EarthFare.

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I asked Harry to pick some up on his way home from work. He brought home 20 pints! We’ve been eating lots fresh. Yum. I LOVE strawberries!

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I made some fresh strawberry jam using this recipe (no canning required). It’s very sweet — next time I’d halve the sugar.

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Then I made crepes with the jam and the strawberries. I use this recipe for both sweet and savory crepes and love it.

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I filled a few freezer bags with strawberries for future smoothies.

Then I went back to the store for another 20 pints and started all over again! More strawberries for the freezer, more jam (I tried a no sugar version of the above which made more of a sweet ‘n’ tangy sauce),

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And some strawberry cornmeal “coffee cake” which was actually a muffin recipe baked in a square pan (shown topped with the no-sugar strawberry jam).

Mmm… Strawberries. Last year we picked our own, but the place we went to isn’t doing it this year due to the weather we’ve had this spring. Not so great for strawberries apparently. So this amazing sale at our grocery store was perfect.

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18 Comments

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    Dana Lee
    June 6, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Wow. That’s an unheard of price for organic strawberries where I am! I love all the ways you’re preparing them. My kids love strawberry jam so I need to make that. Never knew it could be so simple. Thanks for this post!

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    Micha
    June 6, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Wow, you must be in strawberry-heaven!

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    fo.ne.tic.lee speaking
    June 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    WOW – I am berry envious!! That is a super price…way to take full advantage of such a great deal. I will be back to check this post again when strawberries are in around these parts :)

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    Heidi
    June 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Wow! What a beautiful post!
    Great Strawberry ideas!

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    jenny
    June 6, 2009 at 11:45 am

    i will run out there today! is the sale still going on?

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    Jennifer Tan
    June 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! Yummy!! One can never have enough strawberries… :)

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    Lynelle
    June 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I am going to have to try making our own jam. =)

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    Jennie
    June 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Even I could make that jam. I will have to try it! I love strawberry jam and butter with toast.

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    The Artful Parent
    June 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Unfortunately not. Harry went by again last night and he said there was no sign of them.

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    Beth
    June 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    whoa, what a deal! I wish i could stumble across a strawberry deal like that!

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    The Artful Parent
    June 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks!

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    The Artful Parent
    June 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Yep. Super easy.

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    Wendy P
    June 7, 2009 at 6:59 am

    That is an awesome deal!

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    Megret
    June 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Oh, how fortunate! What a sale!

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    This girl loves to talk
    June 8, 2009 at 2:31 am

    we just went picking!! it was so fun… but funnily enough strawberry season is in WINTER in Australia!! yeah.. so we are all doing the same thing.. except it is only start of season here.. so they are still expensive

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    fightingwindmills
    June 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    What a score! Your photos are pretty.

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    Jennifer
    June 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Every spring I eagerly await the pitifully short local strawberry season. There is nothing better than fresh, local, organic strawberries, ripened to perfection and full of flavor and color. Heaven indeed!

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    Jedda
    June 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Everything is better with a bunch of strawberries! We love filling the freezer with them for winter smoothies too!

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