There are so many delicious ways to eat local strawberries other than as jam.
Local berry growers have berries. The season usually lasts for three weeks.
Check ads in Northern Life for details about local strawberries or phone ahead.
Ruby Berry Farm
Robin And Nancy Charbonneau
745 Joanette Rd.
Byers’ Berry Farms Strawberries
4825 Dupuis Dr,
Lise’s Strawberry Farm
4317 Regional Rd 15 Chelmsford,
Foodland Ontario has some delicious ideas.
Celebrate in style with Strawberry Honey Lassi. Making scrumptious use of Ontario’s sugar-sweet strawberries and honey, this silky smooth drink is low-fat and perfect after a spicy meal.
A creamy refreshing, cleansing drink that is a version of the Indian yogurt and fruit drink, called Lassi. It can be a nice finish to a spicy hot meal or an interesting drink idea if serving a slightly spicy meal. A Lassi is of great importance in the Indian diet, because it contains fat, protein, lactose, calcium and phosphorus. It has been said in Indian literature that regular consumption of Lassi drinks reduces the chances of your hair going white before it is time.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Makes 6 cups (1.5L)
3 cups (750 mL) halved Ontario Strawberries
2 cups (500 mL) non-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL light coconut milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) Ontario Liquid Honey
Pinch each ground cardamom and salt
Fresh Ontario Mint Sprigs
In blender, or large plastic jug using handheld blender, combine strawberries, yogurt, milk, coconut milk, honey, cardamom and salt until smooth.
Pour into 6 tall glasses and garnish each with mint sprig.
Make Dessert Fun Tip: Strawberry Honey Lassi Pops. Divide mixture evenly among ice pop molds or small paper cups. Insert wooden sticks and freeze until solid, about 4 hours or up to 1 week. To remove, dip bottom of molds in warm water for 4 seconds.
1 Serving ( 1 glass 250mL):
Protein: 5 grams
Fat: 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 32 grams
Fibre: 1.5 grams
Sodium: 120 mg