How do you feel about strawberries. Personally, I like them. They’re a treat that we eat whole or sliced with drizzled honey. My kids always consider growing tomatoes in their tummies after eating the seeds.
A quick and easy way to hull out your berries is to add a straw at the bottom of the berry and push it up through the stem.
When you’re buying strawberries from the grocery store look for ripe berries that are firm and dry. The green hints should be refreshing, not wilted. Turn the box over and check that it is dry. If the underside is moist or stained some of the berries could be overripe.
To maintain the berries fresh for the longest amount of time, don’t wash them when you bring them home. Put them in the refrigerator and store until ready to use. Wash them once you take them out to serve, or cook with.
Did you know that seven to eight medium sized berries makes a serving. In that serving you may have just about 22 calories. This could be among the best kept fruit secrets of all time.
If tradition does not dictate strawberry shortcake for dessert try these variations.
Dipped in chocolate
Dusted with a little confectioners’ sugar
However you eat your strawberries enjoy them in the understanding they’re healthy sweet treats.