Did you know that strawberries are not actually fruits? In fact, strawberries are technically something called a ‘fleshy receptacle’. On National Strawberry Day why not spend your time learning new facts about the deliciously juicy and sweet berry, as well as eating it in all of its forms? Strawberries came from Chile in the 1700s, as garden plants and ever since then they have been a favourite here in the US. These strange and interesting facts like this might just be the tip of the iceberg on a day dedicated to strawberry discovery! You don’t need to spend all of your time reading about strawberries on National Strawberry Day; one of the best things to do with a strawberry is to eat it! Read on to find out some wonderful recipes celebrating strawberries that you can whip up on the 27th Feb, as well as how to make your creations pop on your Insta feed.
We love this recipe that the fabulous @inagarten posted celebrating strawberries. She said “This weekend, I’m baking my usual Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with a gluten-free crumble on top. I love the sweet, art fruit with the crunchy topping. And trust me, no one will even know it’s gluten-free!! Have a safe, happy, and delicious holiday weekend!”
However, If you are more likely to order a chocolate-based dessert than a fruity one, then how about celebrating #NationalStrawberryDay with a delicious chocolate mousse courtesy of @GordonRamsay who tweeted saying: “Stunning desserts off #TheAllotment menu @breadstkitchen – like this Earl Grey and cinnamon #chocolate mousse with strawberries!”
It looks like everyone is a fan of strawberries! No less than @MarthaStewart who is a huge strawberry-lover, even growing them at home: “On today’s themarthablog.com planting a new strawberry patch at the farm. Homegrown strawberries are so tasty and among the easiest berries to grow in the garden and in containers. Looking forward to summer’s sweet fruits.”
If you’ve got green fingers, then why not give growing strawberries a go? They’re easy to grow and surprisingly versatile if you get a bumper crop! From jams to salads, there are all sorts of recipes you can try out to show off your love of strawberries, but our favourite is this classic strawberry pie recipe.
Baked Strawberry Pie
Prepare crust: Line a pie tin with a pie crust.
Add filling: Mix sliced strawberries with sugar and cinnamon, then pour over the pie crust.
Cover with second crust: Cover the pie with the second crust and crimp the edges around the first pie crust. Brush the crust with the egg-milk mixture and sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar.
Bake: Bake at 435 degrees for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Cool: Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Once you have mastered the art of cooking with strawberries then you just need to display your creation beautifully. Set your table with our Buffalo check table runner ($13.99), on top of one of our gorgeous Hemstitch Tablecloths ($44.99-$114.99).
We hope we’ve given you everything you need to make your National Strawberry Day a ‘berry’ great success! You’ve got plenty of time to get sorted for the 27th February. Have fun guys!