Once you have tasted a juicy strawberry, fresh, fresh, fresh from the local farm where it was grown, you will never want to eat another one of those grocery store strawberries (that are white inside) ever again.
For the second week in a row, strawberries were the star yesterday at the FRESH Farm Farmer's Market near the White House. Beautiful, red, ripe strawberries were lined up in a row just waiting to be bought and eaten.
|Photo Courtesy of FRESH Farm Markets|
I bought a huge amount of strawberries last week and so did a friend of mine from the office. We did the same thing yesterday and it was great to chat up the guy from the farm who brought them to the market.
Strawberries are great for you and are loaded with Vitamin C. Also, the strawberry is among the top 20 fruits in antioxident capacity; you gotta love that! Below is a recipe that was being handed out at the market and I thought I would share it with you:
Crepes With Local Strawberries
Shelley Horne, Home Cook & Farmer's Market Volunteer
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
butter for skillet
Combine eggs, flour, salt and 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; beat until smooth. Beat in melted butter, then remaining milk. Chill, covered, approximately 1 hour.
Slowly heat a small skillet (7-8 inch) until a drop of water sizzles. Butter skillet lightly for first few crepes; after that it will be seasoned and crepes will not stick. Use 2-3 tbsp batter for each crepe. Pour batter into skillet all at once and swirl pan to coat bottom with a very thin layer.
Cook over medium heat until lightly browned (15-20 seconds); turn and brown other side. Remove to plate; when cool, stack with foil between each crepe. (Can be frozen and thawed just beofre using.) Makes 12-16 crepes.
To serve, fold crepe in half and half again to form a triangle. Top with sliced, fresh strawberries, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
The above recipe is a yummy way to eat strawberries but if you're not in the mood to make crepes you can always pretend you are at Wimbledon: just slice the strawberries into a bowl and pour cream over them!