26 Strawberry Recipes, plus Ways to Preserve Strawberries and Growing Tips

26 Amazing Strawberry Recipes, plus preserving ideas and growing tips: The Ultimate Strawberry Round Up from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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?)

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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.

Strawberry Desserts

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!

26 Amazing Strawberry Recipes, plus preserving ideas and growing tips: The Ultimate Strawberry Round Up from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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

Looking for a way to use strawberries this season? Check out these 26 amazing strawberry recipes collected by Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers -- plus preserving ideas and growing tips, too!

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

Ways to Preserve Strawberries, plus growing tips and 26 amazing strawberry recipes from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Preserving Strawberries

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***

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Tips for Growing Strawberries, plus 26 recipes AND preserving ideas from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Growing Strawberries

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?

26 Amazing Strawberry Recipes, plus preserving ideas and growing tips: The Ultimate Strawberry Round Up from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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3 Responses to 26 Strawberry Recipes, plus Ways to Preserve Strawberries and Growing Tips

  1. Raia says:

    Thanks for sharing some of my recipes, Christine. I’m going to have to study up on those growing tips – I’m awful at growing strawberries. :p

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      The squirrels always get mine… It’s tragic, really. Thank goodness for farmers’ markets!!!

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