Around here strawberry season is short–if we’re lucky, maybe, it lasts for four weeks–so there is a lot of strawberry goodness that needs to be squeezed into that short time! It’s the time when I dust off my dehydrator, and bust out my canning equipment. And, yes, there are days when we have strawberry shortcake for supper.
(Hey, if you can have pancakes for supper, why not strawberry shortcake?)
So in order to help you squeeze as much strawberry goodness out of the season as possible, I have collected a bunch of strawberry recipes, plus preserving ideas and growing tips, from my friends over at the Homestead Bloggers Network, and some of my other favorite bloggers.
Rich Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Cheese Filling from Richly Rooted
Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcake from Raia’s Recipes
Fresh Naturally-Sweetened Strawberry Pie from The Humbled Homemaker
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Fresh Eggs Daily
Strawberry Knotweed Crisp from One Acre Farm
Raw Strawberry Cheesecake from Unconventional Baker — This one is gluten-free, too, as well as free from dairy, eggs, and refined sugar. And it’s Paleo AND Vegan. Impressive!
Strawberry Ice Cream & Other Cold Strawberries
Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream from Delicious Obsessions — This one is dairy-free and paleo and sounds absolutely delightful!
Strawberry & Cherry Kefir Ice Cream from Untrained Houeswife
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from One Acre Farm
Homemade Strawberry Coconut Popsicles from Naturally Loriel
Chocolate Dipped Vegan Strawberry Yogurt Pops from Unconventional Baker
Drinks: Sip Your Strawberries
Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Smoothie from Naturally Loriel — And here was me telling my husband that I don’t really like mixed drinks because I find them cloying and full of questionable ingredients. This one, on the other hand, is full of fruit and other wholesome ingredients. As written, this smoothie/slushy recipe is alcohol-free… but I’m pretty sure you can handle adding your own rum if you like!
Strawberry Milk from Richly Rooted
Maca Peach Strawberry Smoothie from Herbal Academy of New England
Strawberries: Salads & Snacks
Strawberry Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing from The Homestead Lady — Let me explain… This. Dressing. Is. Absolutely. Amazing. I found the recipe last year, and our entire family fell in love with it. I think we ate all ate at least one salad every single day throughout strawberry season. It was THAT good. Obviously it’s delightful on the beet green salad, but you are going to want to use liberally on pretty much every green you can find.
Lentil and Strawberry Salad with Pepper-Crusted Tuna from Healthy Delicious
Strawberry, Avocado & Hemp Seed Kale Salad from Herbal Academy of New England
Strawberry Apple Granola from Raia’s Recipes
Strawberry Oat Bars from Grace, Garden, and Homestead
Strawberry Jam (and Syrup!)
How to Make Strawberry Syrup (and 7 fun ways to use it this summer) from Farm Girl Inspirations
How to Make Strawberry… Syrup? from Homesteading on Grace — Sometimes when you are planning on making Jam, you get syrup instead. And that’s fine, too! Besides, it would be fabulous on Homemade Ice Cream!
Strawberry Jam from Simply Canning — This recipe doesn’t use any commercial pectin!
Strawberry Freezer Jam from Farm Girl Inspirations
How to Make Classic Strawberry Jam from Frugal Chicken
Honey Sweetened Strawberry Vanilla Jam from Homespun Seasonal Living
Strawberry Mango Mojito Jam from Pixie’s Pocket
5 Ways to Preserve Strawberries from Homespun Seasonal Living
How to Freeze Strawberries from Grace, Garden, and Homestead
Canning Strawberries from The Homesteading Hippy
Strawberries — Dehydrated from Simplicity for Julia
Drying Strawberry Tops from Pixie’s Pocket — I kid you not, this is one of the best ideas EVER. For one thing, it turns something you would normally throw away into food. Plus you get to be a little less picky (read faster) when you are taking the tops off your strawberries to make one of these other delightful recipes. And, when you are all finished, you can use them to make a delightful, fruity tea. Yummy! *** sips strawberry top tea***
Products I have, love, and recommend for preserving strawberries and everything else:
Tiered Whiskey Barrel Strawberry Planter from Untrained Housewife
How to Grow Strawberries and Asparagus in the Same Bed from Joybilee Farm — Permaculture at it’s best!
Grow Chives for the Best Strawberries from Tenth Acre Farm
Get a Ton of Organic Strawberries from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Grow the Best Strawberries:Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin – This little book, pamphlet really, is inexpensive and contains everything you need to know about growing strawberries.
Need more strawberry recipes? Check these out!
20 Fabulous & Delicious Strawberry Recipes from Untrained Housewife
25 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Strawberries from Nancy on the Home Front
Strawberry Patch of Posts from Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
100+ Berry Recipes to Sweeten Your Summer from Richly Rooted — This list includes strawberries, of course, but lots of other berry recipes, too!
What’s your favorite way to use strawberries?
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