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Time to add the simple syrup to the blood orangecello. Notice the syrup in the cabinet. All temperatures must be equal before mixing. Prevents clouding. Strawberries on right have syrup ( we’ve sampled, it’s OK!) Strawberries at rear await syrup. Remember one month on booze, another month with the syrup, then strain. Good Stuff!

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Fragolino update

On May 19 the berries went into the booze, on June 20, the simple syrup was made. Leave it in the same dark, cool place, you store the fragolino, overnight. Next day combine in a jar big enough and put away for another month. Good Stuff!

use the empty bottle to add as much sugar syrup as you added booze in the beginning.

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Fresh from market

Washed and awaiting orders

Still available, what a strawberry season we’ve hit upon this year. Remember sweet cream biscuits! Self-rising flour, sugar, and heavy cream. Knead for no more than a minute. Dip both sides in butter and the top in sugar before baking fast and hot. Whip more of that cream with a dash of sugar. If the berries warrant, they, too, can be tossed with a dash of sugar. Good Stuff!

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Carrots, beets, strawberries, peas far...

...beets, peas, tomatoes far...

We’ve finished with the planting in the garden and can now relax with weeding, watering, and waiting. Good Stuff!

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Preserves

Yet another way to preserve that fleeting spring strawberry love affair. Preserves! Use berries that are free of blemishes and just shy of fully ripe, just shy. Wash well and dry. Slice and macerate with an equal mass of sugar (1 pound berries, 1 pound sugar.) Watch your recipe and do not forget the acid.

Macerating berries, over low heat.

Boiling berries, over mid-hi heat.

The going is easy with preserves. Be sure to wash all utensils, vessels, pots, and jars well. Sterilize, as directed in your recipe, the jars.

One for the fridge and one for canning.

Canning the last jar.

The jelly will keep in the fridge for up to two months. Boil in a canner for more shelf life.

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Berry Nice

Another way to preserve strawberries. Nothing like down home, local strawberries are in, abundant, and sweeter than first love. A friend suggested freezing to savor the fleeting season. Thanks, Y. We stuff into zip

Local berries washed, pared, and spread for freezing.

locs after freezing. Good Stuff!

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Fragolino

This is how we preserve local strawberries in our household.

cutting strawberries for fragolino

add the strongest booze your state allows

Wash the berries well. Let them dry. Slice or quarter and cover with alcohol. Let sit for a month. Add an equal amount of sugar syrup. Let sit for another month. Strain and serve. Heavenly

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