HERE WE GO! The Maine growing season has begun! We started with foraged fiddleheads and ramps then progressed into asparagus! Now, we are getting into the sweet stuff with the start of pur much celebrated local strawberries!!!! These little gems are highly prized for their sweetness and their beautiful dark, crimson color. We received our first batch of these little beauties from White Oak Farm in Warren, Maine. The local strawberry season is short lasting about 3 to 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July. So get them while they are here! And don’t forget, when you’re considering local strawberries for your establishment that the weight of the local berries is 11# per flat vs 8# flat for our California berries. The Maine berries are denser and have a higher sugar content which leads to a more delicious berry!
COOK THIS!! Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Butter Cookie Dough Topping
Lifted directly from The Best Recipe published by Cooks Illustrated.
This is an easy, delicious recipe to use with almost any fruit, but its best with strawberries and rhubarb. The sugar in the topping provides enough sweetener so that you don’t have to use much in the fruit. Also, the topping can be made ahead; be careful though, it's really tasty and may not last long!
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
1 large egg yolk (one whole egg if doubling recipe)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups fresh local strawberries
1 cup rhubarb
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
KITCHEN HACK with Fun Facts What comes with all this delicious summer fruit? You guessed it, fruit flies!! Here are some fruit fly fun facts and two quick and easy fruit fly fixes!
Fruit Fly Fixes Okay, now that I’ve fascinated and disgusted you with fruit fly fun facts, I bet you want to know how to get rid of these pests. Read on below for 2 simple, effective remedies using apple cider vinegar.
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