Everyone loves fresh strawberries, and when they come into season, you can find most of us Floridians over at Plant City, Florida picking our plump berries. Plant City hosts an annual Strawberry Festival that is well attended, and it is the go-to event for central Florida. It is the place to get anything strawberry, and even those of us that live on the east coast of Florida look for local strawberries along the side of the road and in the produce stands.
The Strawberry Festival was held the last week of February until Sunday, March 9, and the lineup included STYX, BJ Thomas, Brenda Lee, Charlie Pride, Crystal Gayle, John Anderson – local Swingin’ and Seminole Wind singer and Boyz II Men among others.
My strawberry shortcake recipe is pretty simple. I cut a box of strawberries into quarters, wash them in a bowl with warm water, toss some sugar on them and put them in the fridge for an hour or so.
I use the Publix dessert shells, which can be found in most supermarkets that have a bakery. I put my chilled strawberries in the cups and put a couple spoonfuls of Coolwhip on top. Easy to do, and great to eat.
For the More Ambitious
Here is a lovely recipe from the Food Network for strawberry shortcake that is for those who want something a lot fancier than my toss the strawberries on a dessert cup method of entertaining.
Some like to use Bisquick biscuits for the shortcake, but I like mine to taste like a Twinkie :D
Strawberries are also a popular way to decorate the kitchen. Here I used a vintage Victorian strawberry piece of art to create this wall hanging for the kitchen.
- Fabric: 14 count Aida
- Counted Cross Stitch
- Stitches: 100 x 130
- Size: 7.14 x 9.29 inches or 18.14 x 23.59 cm
- Colors: DMC
- Count: 116
- Vintage Victorian
Enjoy these spring treats!
Julie and Blu
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