Local New Jersey Strawberry Jam

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup rose wine or water Directions Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed ½ cup buttermilk Course sugar for […]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts. Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped 1 […]

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Berries and Sugar Crepes

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 cup whole-wheat flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten ¼ cup turbinado sugar (white sugar is okay as well) Raspberries Blueberries Blackberries Strawberries Creme fresh Sugar, coarse or regular Powdered sugar Directions In a large bowl toss together whatever berries desired and sprinkle with […]

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Dried Strawberry Basil Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes 6 biscuits Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into cubes 1 ½ cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons orange zest 3 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin strips ½ cup […]

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Dried Strawberry Lime Salt

Makes ½ cup An amazing little salt garnish for a plethora of desires, most importantly making the rim of you margaritas a tasty treat. Ingredients 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon dried strawberries, crushed into dust ½ cup pink Himalayan coarse sea salt (maldon salt ok as well) Juice of 1 lime Directions In a […]

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Dried Strawberry Muesli with Sunflower Seeds & Dates

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups old fashioned oats ½ cup rolled wheat flakes ½ cup rolled rye flakes ¼ cup fiber one cereal ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup dates, chopped ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sweet vanilla dried strawberries Directions In a large mixing bowl combine oats, wheat and rye flakes, fiber […]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

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Fresh Fruit with Coconut & Herbal Honey

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced ½ cup fresh blackberries 1 red grapefruit, pitted and segmented 1 orange, pitted and segmented ½ cup toasted coconut, shavings Herbal infused honey (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Place all the fruit in a mixing bowl, and gently toss together with coconut shavings. Place in two serving bowls. Drizzle […]

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Fresh Star-Anise Strawberry Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup strawberries ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 1 star anise Directions In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, water and the star anise and bring to a boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and strawberries cooked down. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 […]

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Makes ½ gallon of ice cream Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 10 egg yolks 1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup sugar 1/4 cup water 8 cups strawberries (chopped, with tops removed) 1 cup chopped mint Strawberries and mint for garnish Chocolate, melted Fresh strawberries, stems in tact Directions Make simple syrup […]

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Fruit, Herb & Nut Parfaits

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavor ½ cup blackberries ½ cup strawberries, cut in half and hulled ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Herbal Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothie INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries ¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries ¼ cup fresh or frozen strawberries ¼ cup fresh or frozen blackberries ½ cup pomegranate juice ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup honey 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients […]

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Lo-Cal Milkshake

Serves 6 Ingredients ½ cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped (optional flavor choice) 2 tablespoons chocolate powder (optional flavor choice) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups low fat milk 1 cup ice ¼ cup honey 1 pinch of salt Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Local New Jersey Strawberry Jam

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup rose wine or water Directions Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer […]

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Local Strawberry Week

We all have local strawberries in our communities that we wait all year for and then gorge ourselves with the sweet juicy flavors that are impossible to achieve any other time of the year. This week’s featured recipes are the little beloved gems we call strawberries and our appreciation for the sensational taste they give […]

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls Ingredients 1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows) 6 small rice paper wrappers 1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin 2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl of warm water, […]

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Mini Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Preserve Sauce

Makes 1 dozen Cheesecakes *Recipe from AllREcipes.com Ingredients 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened ¾ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Strawberry Preserve Sauce (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one 12 cup mini muffin tins with paper liners. In […]

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Mutton Holler Swamp Coolers

Makes one gallon of non alcoholic mixer Ingredients Zest of 5 limes Zest of 4 lemons Juice of 10 limes Juice of 10 lemons 2 cups mint simple syrup 1 cup cucumber puree (cucumbers pureed) 1 cup strawberry puree (strawberries pureed) 4 cups water 4 cups seltzer water Ice Cucumber slices, strawberry sliced, lemon slices […]

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Rose Berry Sangria

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients ½ cup raspberries ½ cup blackberries ½ cup blueberries ½ cup chopped strawberries 2 bottles of rose wine 1 bottle sparkling water 1 cup citrus herbal simple syrup Directions To make the herbal citrus simple syrup place a handful of herbs of choice, 1 lemon sliced, 1 orange sliced, ½ cup […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Strawberry Almond Granola

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil ½ cup maple syrup 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats â…“ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup sliced raw almonds ¼ cup flax seed meal ½ tablespoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sweet vanilla dried strawberries Directions […]

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Strawberry and Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Makes 6 scones Ingredients ¾ cups strawberries, destemmed and chopped 2 teaspoons sugar 2 â…“ cups of flour â…“ teaspoon of baking soda ½ tablespoon of baking powder ¼ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1-inch cubes ¾ cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 […]

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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree For the basil cream 1 cup basil […]

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Strawberry Basil Fizzy

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped fine ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine ½ cup sugar, chopped fine ½ cup water Zest of 1 lime or lemon Juice of 1 lime or lemon 2 cups ice Seltzer water Directions In a small saucepan combine strawberries, basil sugar and water and bring […]

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Makes 1 Large Pitcher INGREDIENTS 1½ cup of sugar 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and quartered 10 lemons, halved and seeds removed 1 tablespoon lemon zest ¼ cup fresh basil leaves , chopped fine 15 -20 cups of water PREPARATION Juice the lemons with a hand juicer, set aside. In a medium wooden bowl mash […]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup water 4 egg yolks 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to […]

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Strawberry Margaritas with Dried Strawberry Lime Salted Rims

Makes 1 margarita Perfectly simple and delicious, a fresh strawberry margarita says summer like few other things do. With eh addition of the strawberry lime salted rim this drink becomes exquisite Ingredients 2 ounces tequila (white or pink is best) 1 ounce orange liquor (triple sec or grand marinier type) Pinch of lime zest Juice […]

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Strawberry Mint Fizz

Makes 1 serving INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, recipe below Juice of 1 lime 3 tablespoons roughly chopped mint 1 cup chilled sparkling water PREPARATION In a tall glass muddle strawberry syrup, lime juice and mint. Fill glass with ice and sparkling water, stir well and serve. Strawberry Syrup INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh strawberries, mashed […]

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Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 18-24 cookies Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup dried strawberries, chopped fine ¾ cup margarine ½ cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and freshly grated 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract ½ […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Blood Orange Thyme Glaze

Makes 6 tartlets Ingredients Sweet Pie Dough-6 tartlet shells baked 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and kept whole 1 cup rhubarb, sliced 2 tablespoon thyme leaves 2 tablespoons blood orange zest 1⁄3 cup sugar ½ cup blood orange juice 1 cup créme fresh ½ cup honey Directions In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, sugar, blood […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Crème Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets Ingredients Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe- for one large tart) 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup rhubarb, sliced â…“ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 cup crème fresh ¼ cup honey Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Place the pie dough into 6 little […]

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Strawberry Sodas

Makes 1 soda A lovely and seasonal option for sugary sodas, kids and adults won’t be able to refuse this sweet delightful drink that will forever be reminiscent of summer to your palette. Ingredients 2-3 ounces strawberry puree (recipe follows) Seltzer water Ice Directions In a glass filled with ice combine the strawberry puree depending […]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6 A lovely savory way to enjoy peak berries and even more enjoyed alongside a glass of cold sparkling white or rose wine! Ingredients 4 cups baby spinach leaves 1 medium or small red onion, halved and sliced thin 10 medium strawberries, quartered 1 cup Bulgarian feta, crumbled 1 cup almonds, toasted and sliced […]

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Strawberry Thyme Ginger & Lemon Tea

Makes 1 french press (about 6 cups) Ingredients ¼ cup dried strawberries (substitute 2 fresh strawberries, sliced) ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves 1 slice dried ginger or 1 slice fresh ginger ½ lemon sliced 2 tablespoons honey Hot, just boiling water Directions In the French press or another tea pot, place dried or fresh strawberries, […]

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 strawberries, mashed 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar ¼ cup almond oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions In a medium or small bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and emulsified. Toss together with salad or […]

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Strawberry-Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Creme Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets. INGREDIENTS Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe for one large tart) (add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme) 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup rhubarb, sliced ¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 cup créme fresh ¼ cup honey DIRECTIONS […]

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Sweet Vanilla Dried Strawberries

Makes 1 cup dried fruit Ingredients 2 cups strawberries, destemmed and sliced thin 3 tablespoons sugar 1 vanilla bean, scraped (bean discarded) Directions Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix vanilla bean scraping with sugar in a small bowl. Lay on top of prepared strawberries, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven […]

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