Strawberry, Blueberry and Lime Preserves

Berry picking is much like one of the greatest moments in the Shakespeare meets modern American teenager movie, ’10 things I hate about you.’ No, really. Stay with me. I used to love strawberry picking. Crouching in the straw-covered dirt, the wide brimmed hat on my head casting a huge shadow. Searching between the drooping…

A Quick Cool Down: Watermelon and Strawberry Licuado

Call this quick drink a licuado, a Latin fruit drink literally translated into ‘blended’, or call it a cooler, by the end of your glass, you’ll call it nothing but refreshing. Licuado de Sandia y Fresa Watermelon and Strawberry Cooler Yields: 3 pints 4 cups medium diced seedless watermelon 1 cup medium diced strawberries 1/3 cup lime…

Summer Fruit Preserves

Five and a half pounds of handpicked fresh strawberries is a hefty amount for one person to eat, even a devoted strawberry eater such as myself. This is the danger of the ‘Pick Your Own’ farm. A trap for those unable to resist the allure of the local, organically grown, perfectly ripe, fragrant, and cheaper fruit….