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April 5, 2010

Making good berries

The deal is, I got 3 boxes of Florida strawberries for the price of one. I know better than to get Florida or California strawberries. They are picked green, they are supposed to ripen on the trip to TN, but they never ripen. The 3 boxes of FL berries were hard, styrofoam like, and a bit tasteless. I gutted through one box eating them straight up. I was determined to not let the berries go to waste. I started in on box 2 in the same manner, wincing at every terrible bite. Then, it struck me, I needed to do something to help these poor berries along, but what?

I had some local organic honey almost solidified in a container, and I had some lemon wedges waiting for something to do. I thought ginger because ginger goes so well with honey and ginger goes so well well with lemon. So, I took a knife to scrape out some honey, and I mixed it with lemon juice and ginger then I stirred in the poor berries.

Those berries are not poor anymore! Oh, so delicious! So good! I might even go buy some more of these styrofoamy berries and make more honey, lemon and ginger berries. So so so good!

BTW, I normally would not have gotten these straweberries, but I saw this video about farmers in FL wasting strawberries because it is cheaper to plow the berries under than try to sell them. Crazy I tell ya. Check it out. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/wasting-strawberry-fields-10220551

4 Comments:

At 4/6/10, 7:57 AM, Blogger Erin said...

That sounds amazing! I made a fruit salad with strawberries and a ginger syrup last spring that I plan to revisit once the strawberries are back in season. Why are they so tempting to buy now even though they come from so far away?

 
At 4/6/10, 5:58 PM, Blogger Lannae said...

Ginger syrup rocks!!

 
At 4/7/10, 1:51 PM, Blogger ModFruGal said...

Nice save! I hadn't heard that ludicrousness about plowing them under....crazypants.

 
At 4/8/10, 11:45 AM, Blogger Lannae said...

It is completely crazypants! BTW, I finally got around to adding you to my blog roll!

 

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