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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Strawberry Season is Open! Quick tips for making the best of it.

You know what that means....the most perfect red, ripe and delicious strawberries are everywhere and super inexpensive at that! One dilemma to consider, they go bad pretty quickly :(
I have some tips for reaping the benefits of this precious time and making it last. So go ahead. Buy that huge crate from the grocery store or farmers market. Here's what you can do:

- When you bring them home, search the whole batch for any moldy ones and get rid of them. It spreads like crazy.

- Wash the whole batch and let dry in a colander before putting in the fridge.

- Place a paper towel over strawberries in the fridge

- BEST TIP: If you've bought a large batch, keep the amount you know you'll eat in the next few days in the fridge and store the rest in the freezer. Be sure to wash and cut the tops off and place into doubled zip lock freezer bags. The frozen strawberries can be used in smoothies, cocktails, and dessert sauces.

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