Strawberry season is in full swing! Well, not in Minnesota. My strawberry plants are still sleeping under six inches of snow. But strawberries are plentiful in Florida, Louisiana and California right now. And while we do have to truck them into the state, the season makes them fresh and affordable. Last week at the market four pounds of strawberries were selling for $5.99. I call that a bargain. We ate two pounds and dried the other two, knowing that we just couldn’t eat them all that quickly before they went bad.
Dried strawberries are just heavenly. Their fragrance is delightful, filling the air with a zesty berry scent. We snack on them as well as add them to oatmeal, muesli, peanut butter sandwiches and green tea. They make the perfect addition to quick breads and frostings, adding a little berry kick to every bite. I can’t wait to make these with my extra garden strawberries this June. Their flavor should be even better.