Friday, June 14, 2013

More strawberries!!!

SO...this Sat, June 15, there should be more locally grown strawberries for you to enjoy! Weather permitting, of course ( I wonder how that recent hailstorm affected the berries!). You'll want to get to the market early, just to be sure the berries don't get sold out!
Strawberries are probably my fave berry, although I love raspberries and blueberries almost as much.
Check the HFM bulletin board for more recipes and tips about how to care for the berries once you get them home...if you don't want to eat them all that same day, that is. Here's a recipe that is a favorite at our house that includes both strawberries and another spring item: RHUBARB:

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crisp
(this is delicious with any fruit)
Line an 8X8 inch pan with chopped rhubarb and halved strawberries.
     1/3 cup flour
     1/3 cup ground nuts/nut flour
     1/3 cup brown sugar
     2-3 Tbs cold butter/margarine
Combine flours and brown sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. Place on top of the fruit, bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.
Serve hot from the oven with a scoop of vanilla, or at room temperature, or cold from the 'fridge. This is scrumptious at any temperature!
More fresh produce:
     - Swiss Chard: Who knew?? Some doctors are saying Swiss Chard is the new spinach! Has more health benefits! So, check it out at the Market!
     - Fresh Herbs: oregano, mint, thyme and sage.To keep fresh      longer in your 'fridge:
      - trim the stems when you first get home. Place the herb in a   container of water, with a plastic bag over the top. Make sure the bag has some holes in it. Herbs will stay fresh for several weeks.
     -Asparagus: it's the end of the season; probably won't be a lot available this Sat 6/15
     - Lettuce is growing well and should be available in a couple weeks. 

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