Canning Homemade Strawberry Jam

I picked about 2 flats of strawberries two weeks ago with the intention to can my own strawberry jam.  Ian and I get some pretty amazing jam from our favorite spot at the farmer’s market.  Raspberry is our favorite, but strawberry is a close second.  But its $6.50 for a small jar that we easily…

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Gluten Free Strawberry Cake

I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times before that we have been trying a gluten free diet with the family the last month.  I have been putting it off for a long time, mainly because the kids and I love to bake (and eat what we bake), and I really didn’t want to give…

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Vodka Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

I needed this on Friday.  3 kids, one husband and me on a plane (no snakes thank God!).  5 hour trip, 2 hours to get off, find our bags, get the rental and load up, then 4 more to drive to Pop Pop’s house.  It was an iced cold spiked lemonade kind of day.  I…

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Strawberry Lemonade

We went to a great Fourth of July BBQ yesterday with some good friends and I got to bring drinks!  Of course, strawberries were lingering on my counter, and I whipped up a batch of this strawberry lemonade.  I made one version for the kids, and another for the grown ups (I think I drank…

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

If I could pick one food to bring to a desert island, it would be ice cream.  Sweet, cool, and so many ways to make it.  Salted Caramel is my current favorite. Unfortunately, its pretty much just eating straight cream, so not what you want to have on a regular basis. Julia and I LOVE…

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Refreshing Strawberry Lassi

Smoothies have become a staple in our house. Dan and I love them as a healthy snack or treat.  Dan just likes fruit and juice in his, but I always add yogurt.  Recently I discovered that what I’ve been making for years is really a Lassi.  An amazingly delicious Indian drink made by blending yogurt,…

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The Week of the Strawberry

Strawberry Week is here!  Or Strawberrypalooza as I have been calling it (yes, I did come of age in the 90’s). I am all about eating what’s fresh and in season, and I have been waiting all year for some sweet, juicy, fresh strawberries.  I don’t feel complete without at least half a flat lying…

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Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

More strawberry goodness.  We are literally overflowing with strawberries around here.  They are falling off my counter onto the floor, the sink.  I’m giddy over the smell in the air. Before I share this delicious summer treat, I have to share this picture of my son.  We went strawberry picking last week twice.  I thought…

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Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries

Yogurt- bright and fresh, strawberries- sweet and delicious. Combine them and what do you have?  Pure delight!  These things taste like summer to me.  Sweet, fresh, cold and full of possibility. I have picked or bought 5 1/2 flats of strawberries in the last two weeks. I’ve made 15 jars of jam, frozen 10 bags…

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