FUN FACT: Strawberries are a member of the rose family! Huh?! A springtime favorite, a beacon of sweet and a sure sign the weather is getting warmer. You probably already knew this, but strawberries aren’t berries. Their seeds are on the outside (usually about 200 per strawberry!) thus disqualifying them from ‘berryhood.’ Strawberries get their bright red color from significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids. They’re also a great source of vitamins C and K.
Store strawberries in the low humidity crisper to avoid mold, and do not wash until you’re ready to eat. We love strawberries on their own, but they make a pretty great smoothie with apples and yogurt, as well as a delightful addition to pancakes.
- 1 cup flour (We now offer Certified Organic local flour.)
- 2 tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup milk, any kind (buttermilk is GREAT)
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup strawberries, diced small