If you’re anything like me… and I suspect you’re a lot like me… you have a lovely pint of strawberries slowly dying on your kitchen counter or in the crisper drawer. They were the most lovely when we bought them. We were a combination of hungry and hopeful at the grocery store. We were feeling kinda spendy and the strawberries were on sale. The sun was shining and we had our sunglasses on inside the grocery store because… just because. So that’s where we were and now here we are with languishing berries and the laziest of hopes.
So what to do? We can’t let those little gems go to waste. They came from nada mucho and turned into something so special. To celebrate a big bright Spring and impending Summer… the least we can do is not let those little fruits go to waste. And really, some Tuesdays are about the least we can do to get sweets into the system.
Here is the inspiration we need:
• A whole lotta sweet baby scones come from flour and heavy cream. I add a handful of coarsely chopped white chocolate because I’m really going for it: Tiny Strawberry Cream Scones.
• Roasted Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Cream. It’s the roasting and the basil cream that are really BEYOND. I’m making Basil Ice Cream just for kicks soon soon soon.
• Sweet strawberries just beg to be with tart rhubarb. Add biscuits and cream and call a neighbor over to celebrate: Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits and Honeyed Cream
• Strawberries in salad. Add cheese and pistachios to make it all fit so sweetly. Spring Strawberry Salad with Cucumber and Feta and Pistachios
• Grilled Strawberry Shortcake. Warm cake and sweet berries and cool cream. Basically everything you want to happen in one plate.
• Unapologetic, really. Strawberry Lattice Pie. Make no mistake, it’s a juicy one.
• Add oats and pecans: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie
• Juicy Strawberry Pistachio Bake – I would say, DEFINITELY add ice cream.
Whatever you do, don’t make Strawberry Salsa. That shouldn’t be a thing. We’ve gone too far a species. Can we agree?
Happy first week of May! I’ll have another strawberry recipe to add to the collection later this week. It involves olive oil and sour cream… so if you’re headed to the store, keep that in mind.
xo to you,
I was watching your IG story today and freaking out because our brains were in similar places! I tested an almond/olive oil cake with cardamom frosting and roasted strawberries. Yay for spring baking!
Martha in KS
I love your measuring cup. I have two that were my mother’s that are ugly but I’ll never part with them.
Oh my gosh, how did you know! I just threw out a small container of strawberries because they did rot. But then couldn’t resist at the grocery store because they were on sale, so bought them again! I just ate a couple in a salad and I plan on putting a tiny bit of powdered sugar on some of them for breakfast. Strawbarb pie and strawberry freezer jam are on the list….but those scones…mmm mmm love me some scones!
Joy I think the link to the strawberry salad is broken. I clicked it and got a blank page. Would love to see the recipe!
Our favorite this time of year is Strawberry Shrub: https://www.thejoykitchen.com/recipe/strawberry-shrub. We drink it all summer with sparkling water or in cocktails.
You’re so right about the strawberries on the side waiting to be used! It’s going to be the grilled strawberry shortcake for us!
Great post! Strawberries are definitely a favorite of mine!
Such perfect timing! Usually I do strawberries alone (or with mason jar whipped cream, because I’m a lazy dishwasher), but those mini scones look amazing (and I’ve never made scones with just cream!). Lovely article for this strawberry loving lady <3
Great tips, very fine things to make with strawberries
Ashlyn @ Pedantic Foodie
Great compilation!! :) I love the sound of that strawberry rhubarb shortcake. I wish rhubarb wasn’t so hard to find in my area of the planet!
Thanks for the strawberry recipes. Our plants have lots of flowers on them and I’m expecting a great harvest.
But these….they are amazing!
I simply love strawberries with everything! Thanks for the suggestions :)
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I have one to add: strawberry-mushroom risotto. The recipe is on my blog. It’s just basic risotto with sliced fresh white mushrooms and sliced strawberries (both raw!) stirred in at the last moment. That way they get a little warm but don’t cook into mush. The sweet/tart strawberries work really well with the salty parmesan of the risotto.
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