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Strawberry Lemonade [and other goodies] Using Strawberry Puree

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. Red, white, and blue day. Red is for strawberries, to be consumed in cake, pie, and beverages aplenty. This post is really about two things: the lemonade pictured above and puree, which has multiple uses over and above mere lemonade. Once the puree is prepared, then you options are…

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Strawberry Puree

  There they are. Perfect strawberries. That perfection is, unfortunately, short lived. One technique for both preserving flavor and giving you culinary options is to make a puree that can last for up to five days in your refrigerator. Once you have puree, it can be used in beverages – like a killer strawberry margarita.…

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White Bean Puree

  When I was growing up, the only beans were ever ate were from a metal can. We canned them ourselves in a local coop and for the first few months, they were okay. Not fresh, but edible. As time passed, as one year approached, opening a can was an exercise in self-destruction. Eating them…

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Berry Puree

Spring is deepening and in upstate New York we are already enjoying the bounty of the South. Fresh berries, real berries with natural sweetness and flavor, have arrived. If you ever question the value of modern transportation, take a look at your produce section of your supermarket. Imagine 80% of gone. The smile and grab…

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