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Strawberry, Apple, Pear Crisp

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A delicious recipe to clear your refrigerator of any lingering pears, apples, and use your frozen berries! (Our oven was a little too hot - oops! Luckily, it still tasted delicious!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Apples, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1 Lbs. strawberries, halved

  • 2 Pears, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

  • 3/4 Cup Flour

  • 1 Cup Oats

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (cold)

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Process:

  1. preheat oven to 375F

  2. Chop apples, pears and strawberries

  3. Put the chopped fruit in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar; mix until fruit is evenly coated

  4. Layer the fruit into a 13 in. baking pan

  5. In a Large bowl, mix brown sugar, remaining flour, oats and cinnamon

  6. Once the dry ingredients are mixed evenly, add vanilla, and cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork; work mixture until it begins to form large crumbs

  7. Pour dry mix evenly over the fruit

  8. Place in preheated oven, cook for 35-40 minutes, until the toping is browned

Strawberry Panna Cotta

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Strawberry Panna Cotta

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Spring/Summer | Type: Dessert | Diet: GF/DF

This is a delicious, super quick dessert. (Gelatin is not an ingredient that we would generally call for, because it isn't produced in a way that's in line with our ethical standards. If you're not comfortable using gelatin, use agar agar, and follow the package directions).

  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • a pinch or two of salt
  • 2 packets gelatin, sprinkled over 1/4 cup cold water
  • another 1/4 cup water 
  1. In a blender, puree the strawberries, coconut, milk, syrup, and salt. If you don't want seeds in your dessert, strain the mixture through a sieve into a medium-sized mixing bowl. If you don't mind the seeds, pour the mixture into the bowl.
  2. Heat the second quarter cup of water. When it's boiling, remove it from the heat, and mix it with the gelatin. When the gelatin has dissolved, pour the gelatin into the strawberry mixture. 
  3. Lightly oil a baking dish, a set of ramekins, some small mason jars, or any other vessels you desire. Pour in the panna cotta. Let set in the fridge for at least three hours, and up to 8 hours. 

Shortcake with Strawberry-Basil Jam & Whipped Cream

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Shortcake with Strawberry-Basil Jam & Whipped Cream

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick (if the jam is already made) | Season: Spring/Summer | Type: Dessert | Diet: Veg

A tiny bit of a twist on the classic, this recipe calls for jam instead of fresh berries. 

  1. Cut the shortcakes in half, spread with jam, close the top, and dollop on some whipped cream! Easy as pie! Actually, way easier than pie! 

Strawberry-Basil Jam

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Strawberry-Basil Jam

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Leisurely | Season: Spring/Summer | Type: Condiment, Sweet | Diet: V/GF

I love adding herbs to fruit jams. It gives them a little extra punch, and makes their sweetness less cloying. Strawberries also go well with thyme, tarragon, mint, and parsley.

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • a handful of basil leaves
  1. Rinse the strawberries, cut off their tops, and slice them.
  2. Put the cut strawberries in a pan with the maple syrup, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the juices have thickened to the consistency of a syrup.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Mince the basil and add it to jam. 
  6. Stir and taste. Does it need more salt? More lemon juice? Adjust as desired. 

 

Strawberry-Cucumber Simple Syrup

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Strawberry-Cucumber Simple Syrup

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: All | Type: Basic | Diet: V/GF

If you have any berries that are less than perfect, you can use them in this recipe! And, once you know how to make a simple syrup, you can make it with almost anything. Change up the fruit, add spices, mix in herbs...the sky's the limit. 

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups organic sugar
  • 5 ripe strawberries
  • a few hunks of cucumber
  • a smidgen of salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to the consistency of maple syrup. (In classic recipes, they'll say that you want the liquid to be thick enough that it coats the back of a spoon). 
  2. Remove from heat and let cool. When it's cook, strain out the strawberries and cucumber. I like to save them, and mix them into yogurt. 
  3. Use the syrup to make homemade soda, or cocktails. You can also drizzle it over ice cream.

Arugula Salad with Strawberries & Lemon-Honey-Yogurt Dressing

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Arugula Salad with Strawberries & Lemon-Honey-Yogurt Dressing

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: All | Type: Veggie Side | Diet: GF  

You can make this salad with any dressing that you'd like. Toasted nuts or sunflower seeds would be a great addition, if you have them. 

  1. Wash and dry arugula (if it needs it, if it's already clean, I don't bother)
  2. Rinse and slice strawberries.
  3. Toss the arugula and strawberries with the dressing.