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Strawberries and Asparagus

The gluts of local asparagus and strawberries on the market have started. Oh, the hardship.

Strawberry jam first? Or wine? Or ice cream?
judith

Re: Strawberries and Asparagus

cab wrote:
Strawberry jam first? Or wine? Or ice cream?


What's wrong with sitting outside in the sunshine and working your way through a large bowl of the lovelies?
No processing for me until at least a month into strawberry season. Just eat and eat and eat!!!
cab

Re: Strawberries and Asparagus

Oh, we'll do that too of course Smile But its cheaper buying a box of 'misshapes' on the local market, which is more than we can eat in one go. Besides, its strawberry season in Cambridge, I can always get more to feast on.
judith

In which case I prefer a sorbet/granita to ice-cream. Or perhaps strawberry sauce for pouring over vanilla ice-cream.
And don't forget strawberry curd. And dried strawberries, which are divine.

Although I am rather fond of strawberry wine too.
cab

Dried? Sliced and strung out to dry or put into the dehydrator? Could be a winner, that one Smile
judith

Dehydrator. Chop them in half if they're big. You can faff around dipping them in honey, but that makes the trays all sticky and doesn't really add anything to the end result.
I love 'em. The first one tastes really odd, but then the intense strawberry flavour kicks in and they become very addictive.
Helen_A

Ahhh - time to get the car out for the first time in ages and pootle...

The only UK grown asparagus I can find around here is in M&S Shocked The two main markets have it but its all still from south america Mad (as is the stuff in sainsbury...)

But I did get a box of uk grown strawberries last week - sent in the post by a friend on the IOW rofl

Helen_A
cab

Well the fist batch will be jammed (using a cunning 'freezer to pan strawberry jam' method which I think should give a lovely texture), but I'm going to dry some of the next lot. Sounds like a great plan.
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