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It's Never Too Late to Celebrate National Strawberry and Cream Day


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Its never too late to celebrate National Strawberry and Cream Day on May 21. Strawberries are in season May and June and strawberries are grown all year thanks to vertical farming. You can buy strawberries at the local farm market or at your local supermarket and combine them with whipped cream, cool whip, or make your own from fresh cream.


Strawberries are low in calories, and have Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium, and other nutrients. There are about 600 varieties of strawberries grown around the world. Wild strawberries were around in ancient Roman times and used for health and medicinal purposes. In the 18th century France cultivated the garden strawberry and they were served at banquets and dinners.


Some of the different types of strawberries that are grown and available are Everbearing, Day-Neutral, All Star, Alpine, Aroma, Camino, Diamante, Northeaster, The Omakase Berry, Sweet Charlie, and Wild Strawberries. Many supermarkets and health food stores will sell the strawberries, cake, and whipped cream on a special display to market the product.






How to Celebrate Strawberries and Cream Day

  • Make strawberries and cream with shortcake

  • Serve strawberries and cream with vanilla ice cream or yogurt

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  • Serve it as a parfait with crumb topping base, strawberries, and whipped cream

  • Use Premade frozen tarts bake and fill with fresh strawberries and cream

  • Serve strawberries and cream with shortbread or chocolate cookies

  • Serve it after dinner or invite some people to have strawberries and cream on the deck or patio.

  • Visit a farm to pick strawberries and make strawberries and cream desserts at home.



Recipes



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Strawberries and Cream with Almond Flour Crumb Base


You will need a pie pan or fry pan, measuring cup, measuring spoon, blender, or two knives, parfait glasses or plates, knife, cutting board, and spoons.


Ingredients:


1/2 cup of almond flour for crumb base

1/3 cup butter cut into almond flour

1 quart of strawberries washed and sliced.

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Canned Whipped cream or Whipped Topping


Instructions:


Measure the almond four into a pie plate or fry pan flatten it with a fork. Cut the butter into small pieces. When using two knives to cut butter into flour make sure it is very cold. Take the small pieces and using the knives blend cut small pieces within the crust. Another method is to put the butter and almond flour in the blender and blend it there. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the almond four about 20 minutes for crumb base. Take out of the oven and put in plastic container.


Wash strawberries in warm water for about five minutes. Drain and slice into thin slices and put in container. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix well. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Spoon crumb base into parfait glasses or on plates top with sliced strawberries and top with whipped cream. Serves 4.


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