Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Strawberries 101: How to Trim

This is what your strawberries should look like when you serve them up to your family and friends.  Yes, of course you can leave them whole with the stems on or why not prepare some Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries?  Fine.  But....paleease don't just slice off the tops and throw them into a bowl without putting some love into it!  Love is actually an essential ingredient no matter what dish you prepare ...it makes all the difference.  :) xo

Important Note:  I only buy organic strawberries!  They are like little sponges so you don't want to mess with the non-organic variety (higher likelihood of being filled with lots of chemicals)!

Strawberries 101:  How to trim

Rinse strawberries under cold water.
Pat each strawberry with paper towel until completely dried.  Use sharp paring knife to hull and stem the strawberries ---see technique in pictures below.  Slice stawberries in half (or fourths if very large).  Put into a beautiful dish and serve!  (Can be prepared several hours in advance and refrigerated until ready to serve.)