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Strawberries in New York City

Over the past year or so, I've noticed that strawberries have been really cheap to buy -- many outdoor fruit stands sell them for 2 large boxes for $5 dollars. (If I remember correctly, some nights, ...
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The Perfect Smoothie - Liquid Milk versus Powdered Milk

I recently attempted to make myself a Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie (as what is defined here, that is, no ice cream used) and failed miserably. This made me wonder about two things regarding this ...
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Sorbet tastes less sweet when frozen?

I made some strawberry sorbet. I cut up the strawberries and macerated in lime juice and raw sugar, then cooked them to make them soft so I could use my hand blender to make the puree. I used enough ...
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Colour fading strawberry

Someone brought me some strawberries. After washing and wrapping in facial tissue, I found red color in the tissue. My question is will natural strawberry color do that? Or was the color painted on to ...
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When canning strawberry preserves can you substitute lime juice for lemon juice?

I am making strawberry margarita preserves and would like to substitute lime juice for lemon juice.. Would that present a problem once I can them?
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How can I prevent strawberries from discolouring cream?

When I put strawberries onto a sponge covered in cream, how can I prevent the strawberries from discolouring the surrounding cream?
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Freezing whole strawberries

I'd like to freeze strawberries for winter, I read online that a method is to sprinkle sugar on them and put into a zip-lock or plastic bag or an air-tight container. another method is to make ice ...
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Have strawberries changed or have I?

Strawberries used to be one of my favorite fruits. I am continually disappointed when I bite into them lately and they have little flavor unless it's that slightly fermented taste. I am sure that ...
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Making sorbet with fruit frozen before processing

I've accidentally frozen a bunch of good strawberries with the leaves still on. I want to make them into sorbet. I don't plan to cook the berries. Should I: Thaw the berries, cut the tops off, puree, ...
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Why are my strawberries keeping so long?

The California strawberries my husband buys are completely white at the stem, but bright red throughout the body, as well as being tasteless and staying fresh in the fridge for 2 weeks or more. Is it ...
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How can I avoid limp strawberries?

When using strawberries to make a preserve (canning process), they become limp and lose colour Is there a way to avoid this?
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How to get chocolate of chocolate covered strawberries shiny?

Yesterday, I made strawberries covered with chocolate. Both my strawberries and milk chocolate were at room temperature. I heated the chocolate in the microwave together with a drop of peanut oil, ...
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Is there a preferred tequila age for Strawberries Por Mi Amante?

I'd like to soak strawberries in tequila for a Por Mi Amante. I'm not concerned about the brand, but I'm curious if there is a flavor difference as a result of soaking in blanco vs reposado vs añejo.
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What should I look for in strawberries at the market?

When I'm selecting strawberries at the market or farmer's stand, what should I look for to indicate the most flavorful berries? I don't need the strawberries to keep; I'll be using them immediately.
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Are strawberries really dyed?

I stopped by a farm stand last weekend, and found the strawberries were rather pale looking. I commented on this, and the farmer assured me that this was no worry, and that furthermore I should be ...
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Extracting colour out of strawberries

Are there any techniques which I can use to get the colour of strawberries condensed in a way that doesn't contain the flavour? I am looking to colour cakes in particular with a more natural ...
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Can you make strawberry extract at home?

I know you can make vanilla extract, using vodka and vanilla pods. But can you replace the vanilla pods by pieces of strawberry? I'm not sure whether the vodka would absorb the strawberry flavour, but ...
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What flavors work well within a splenda-sweetened strawberry-rhubarb cobbler? [closed]

Cobbler filling is simple - strawberries, rhubarb, splenda (sucralose) and some orange zest. Are there any other spices or ingredients that would work well with the artificial sweetener and amplify or ...
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What are the core differences between strawberry varieties?

What are the core differences between strawberry varieties? (For commercially available strawberries in North America and worldwide0) For example, strawberries from Oregon and Washington are smaller ...
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What's the fastest way to hull a strawberry?

I often need to hull and slice large batches of strawberries. But hulling by cutting a cone out of the top of the berry with a paring knife can be slow work. How can I quickly remove the core (the ...
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Why is orange juice or apple juice added in a smoothie?

I currently have strawberries, bananas and yogurt in my fridge and this got me thinking about the Strawberry-Banana Julius from Orange Julius. Previously I've made smoothies with strawberries, bananas,...
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Will fresh strawberries make a cake soggy?

I'm decorating a two layer butter cake and I was thinking of adding a layer of sliced fresh strawberries in between the two layers together with some strawberry flavored Bavarian cream. I will be ...
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How to prevent “sweating” chocolate covered strawberries?

Last year for Valentines day, I decided I was going to be romantic and make some chocolate covered strawberries for someone special. I melted and tempered some milk chocolate. Then dipped the washed ...
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Improve flavor of Sorbet made in Magic Bullet?

I'm trying to create a sorbet using a frozen fruit (specifically strawberries) using the magic bullet. The way that I do it is by literally putting a bunch of frozen, ice-hard strawberries into the ...
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How can I make a sugar free strawberry syrup?

I make strawberry syrup using the follow ingredientes. 1 pound of strawberrys; half lemon juice; 1 cup of sugar. How can I make a sugar free (or at least using less sugar) strawberry syrup?
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How much alcohol remains in strawberries soaked in alcohol?

I know that the alcohol content of food that is prepared with alcohol is a tricky study, as evidenced by the fact that food left out overnight stored overnight loses, by one study, 30% of its alcohol ...