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In Season Now: Strawberries!

What is your favourite summer fruit? To me, it’s definitely the strawberry!

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For one, they look fresh and colourful, and, you know, summer-like. And then there is the amazing taste they bring to whatever dish you add them to.

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Fun Fact: A “strawberry-berry” is not actually one berry, but a cluster of lots and lots of fused berries.

Did you realise how versatile strawberries are? You can combine them with almost anything. Here are some ideas:

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Something very simple, yet still kind of fancy, is to throw them in a salad with some fresh lettuce, melon, almonds and balsamic vinegar. The colourful bowl of fresh produce will definitely be an eye-catcher on your dinner table. Of course you can make any other combinations that seem nice to you, there are so many delicious options!

You can also put them on a slice of buttered toast, or add strawberry chunks to a cake. And if you really have an excess of strawberries, why don’t you try and make some jam out of it?

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As a real oatmeal addict, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t put strawberries in my oatmeal in the morning as well. This recipe for Strawberry Almond Oatmeal comes from the Oatmeal Artist and is just magnificent. I think this has to be one of my favourite oatmeal recipes ever. As someone who experiments with all different flavours of oatmeal, that does say something!

In my version, I leave out the vanilla extract, but for the rest I follow the recipe. You can find the recipe (and tons of other great oatmeal ideas) here.

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And finally, of course, you can just enjoy your strawberries as they are. Only the berries in all their glory, lovely!

What is your favourite use for strawberries?

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