Strawberry Crazy

The verdict is in: strawberries are everyone’s favorite fruit to plant in their garden come summertime. It is one of the few fruits that can grow well in our climate and summertime is when it is at its best! Now, if you’re lucky enough to be able to collect the Strawberries without a). a wild animal eating them first, b). your family eating them first, or c). you eating them before you can even open the screen door to your house, we have some tasty suggestions of how to make the most of them!

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to the sugar-coma-inducing popsicles your kids are so desperate to get their hands on during the dry heat, try slicing up the strawberries as fine as you can and putting them in the blender with some lemon juice and water. Blend everything up and pour the mixture into a popsicle mold. Stick it in the freezer and prepare to have amazing, fresh, healthy popsicles ready for your kids! Want to add a fun twist? Put some gummy bears in with the mix for a sugary surprise.

Now, how about some adult popsicles? Instead of freezing the strawberries with water and lemon in a Popsicle mold, place two small slices of strawberries in each compartment of an ice cube tray. Fill it up with your favorite beverage and freeze! You can use them as tasty ice-cubes for cold drinks with a twist!

Strawberry Cobbler is always a hit with family and friends! Cut up your strawberry’s and put them in a casserole dish with some lemon juice squeezed on top. Mix oatmeal, flour, butter, and some sugar together and cover the strawberries in the crumbly mixture. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 365 degrees, take it out and let it cool, then serve it with some vanilla ice cream. It’s a perfect summer BBQ dessert! For exact recipe details check out this link: http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2008/08/07/easy-as-piewell-crisp-actually/

A quick smoothie is easy as a breakfast alternative. Blend up some strawberries, banana, oatmeal, milk, and ice cubes in a blender and enjoy!

We’ll end with a classic. Chocolate dipped strawberries. You know the drill. Enjoy.

If you can show enough self-control to not eat the strawberries the moment they are semi-red on the vine, enjoy these tasty treat suggestions!

Strawberries keep well in the freezer so don't worry if you don't have time to try these recipes with all your strawberries. Store them in a ziploc bag and they are ready to be used during the fall and winter months!

Did you know that a landscaped yard with some fruit trees and shrubs are very attractive for home buyers? So this fall, start prepping your garden with seeds for the spring season.

Don't forget to contact your favourite Century 21 PowerRealty.ca agent when you are ready to list or just to enjoy some of your latest strawberry concoctions!

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