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Strawberry thief

Remember when I planted the strawberries?  I was very excited to have a blossom on the plant already.  Well, it ended up being the only blossom I got, but it survived and produced one lovely strawberry: I took that photo Friday morning, figured I’d give it one more day to ripen, and then pick it […]

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Down and dirty

Dirt under my fingernails, smeared onto my apron, deposited on my camera’s shutter button… I transplanted the strawberry plants today.  I got them, oh, about a month ago.  I had put them temporarily in a plastic Chinese food container while I searched for a strawberry pot. I found a pot pretty quickly, but then I […]

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Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothies 2.0

I originally posted about these slushy, delicious fruity drinks back in 2007.  Since then, I’ve made a few tiny changes (and taken some much nicer pictures, if we’re being honest here) and thought it was worth an update. We make these smoothies every year when the weather turns hot.  They’re like Summer in a Cup! […]

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Foodie for the summer

Something about the appearance of the first local strawberry every year puts me on a local / organic / sustainable food and green-living kick.   Ideally, I’d like to think along these lines all year round, and I do try, but it’s just so much easier when the farmers markets open up and the fresh local […]

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Strawberries, strawberries, everywhere

On this beautiful Summer morning, two moms and four kids piled into a van and headed out to pick strawberries in New Jersey’s North West corner. Between us, we had four boxes, one for each kid to carry and fill, and we set to work finding the most succulent red fruit we could get our […]

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The kitchen’s a mess again

You see, there was this strawberry… And I couldn’t very well just leave it sitting there, looking at me, could I? Not when there was pectin in the cupboard and, next to that, a box of shiny new mason jar lids. I just had to give in to fate, tie on my trusty apron, and […]

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