I have to say that my all time favorite fruit is the Strawberry. It is so sweet and delicious and when it’s in season, it just melts in your mouth. We have been eating strawberries like they are going out of style!
When it comes to strawberries, we buy organic as much as possible. They are one of the top 10 foods that are sprayed with tons of pesticides but to be honest, they just taste better too! Seriously, the kids and I conducted a taste test between the conventional strawberry and the organic strawberry and time and time again, the organic strawberry won for the most sweet, delicious flavor. So it’s not only better for you but it actually does taste sweeter too!
Well, since we’ve had pounds and pounds of them in our fridge each week, we experimented with a couple different crisp/crumbles.. I just love the combination of sweet fruit and a sweet, crumble topping. We’ve made both STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP and a STRAWBERRY AND PEACH CRUMBLE. They were both so amazing that we incorporated these delicious recipes into our cooking classes and the kids LOVED them. I mean what’s not to love, they are super yummy.
You might be wondering, as we were, what is the difference between a crisp, a crumble and a cobbler? Well, to put it in simple terms, a crisp and crumble are pretty much the same thing, a flour and sugar streusel topping. However, a cobbler includes pie dough so it’s a closer cousin to a type of pie. That’s basically it in a nutshell.
Anyway, our classes this summer are all about eating local, in season produce to take advantage of the bountiful amount of vegetables and fruits that are growing in our local gardens right now and enjoy the wonderful flavor of it all, as well as support our local farmers.
So, go to your local farmers market, pick up some gorgeous strawberries and make these sweet, delicious crumbles and serve them with a heaping scoop of cold, vanilla ice cream and you will be sure to thank me as you take each and every single bite! Enjoy!