In an attempt to clear up freezer space, I took out a 4lb bag of frozen strawberries, and promptly forgot about them. I left them on the counter for a few hours, now they're thawed. The bag was a bit leaky, so I put them in a ziplock bag and put them in the refrigerator. Question 1) are they still OK to eat or use in a recipe, and if they are still OK, 2) what do I do with 4lb of unfrozen strawberries? Thanks!
Yesterday we went strawberry picking and ended up with nearly 10 lbs of ripe juicy berries. I need your most decadent delicious strawberry desserts. [more inside]
It's strawberry season again, and I expect to be receiving a large haul of local berries this Friday. I'm also planning to have my mother-in-law over for brunch on Mother's Day, and would like to incorporate strawberries into the meal. I've got some good recipes for traditional desserts like cakes/pies/ice creams, but those aren't things I want to serve in the morning. I'm stumped for recipes that seem appropriately brunch-y. What I'm hoping for are recipe suggestions for things that can be integrated into a larger meal featuring eggs, grits, etc. For example, if anyone has a tried and true recipe for strawberry scones or strawberry muffins, that could be good. Fruit salads featuring strawberries as a main ingredient with an interesting dressing? Some kind of strawberry butter to top French toast? Internet.com runneth over with recipes, but I am interested in your proven winners. Thanks!
One of our cats gets off on strawberries. Is this OK? [more inside]
Citrus filter - what kind of bizarre orange (tangerine?) did i just eat - and hate? I swear it said "strawberry tangerine" on the sign at the farmer's market... [more inside]
Emergency cooking help! I am cooking a vegan strawberry cake for a birthday party Sunday and my recipe calls for strawberry extract. I ordered some pure natural strawberry extract online and had it expedited but unfortunately the store messed up and it wont get here in time for the party. [more inside]
I made a half-full jar of jam, is it safe to eat? [more inside]
Is it safe to cook with over-ripe strawberries? [more inside]
A bartender made me an awesome drink that had basil, cucumber, strawberries, and (white?) rum in it. What was it? [more inside]
Solar-powered and/or hydroponic apartment gardening: have you done it or something like it? Do you like or dislike any commercial solar kits or hydroponics kits, or suppliers of seeds & equipment for container gardening? [more inside]
Aside from buying the ingredients and making them myself, where would one go to buy chocolate dipped strawberries in Southern California - preferably in the San Fernando Valley? There are countless companies who will ship these to me but I need them for Tuesday evening and with the holiday today that makes shipping, sadly, impossible...
Where can I obtain wild strawberry plants? (Preferably in South-East England.)
Are most strawberries dyed, or sprayed or color-augmented in any way? [more inside]