It’s a Strawberry Party!

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!

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3 thoughts on “It’s a Strawberry Party!

  1. Hey Liz, we took the kids strawberry picking a few weeks back and picked a ton of farm fresh strawberries… So good! Nothing like what you get in the supermarket. We made shortcake and we also made strawberry basil jam and strawberry rosemary jam. Both are delicious… Different but good! I am going to make my way out to Monroe for a market visit sometime in august. Miss you and hope all is well. You sound very busy!

    • Hi Carie, It’s so nice to hear from you. Miss you so much too. We must get together. August isn’t as busy for me, we’re going on vacation for a week and want to spend some fun time with the kids before they go back to school. Lucas starts kindergarten this year. I am a nervous and sad wreck. How are your kids? Let me know when you are thinking of coming down. I won’t be at the market on Aug 3rd or Aug 17th. Lots of love!

      • btw, we love strawberry shortcake… also made that too 🙂 I should try making the strawberry basil jam, that sounds really good since I love basil too! I’d also like to experiment with strawberry rhubarb jam.

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