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Cooking With the Wood Sisters

Sally and Kathryn Wood bring their lifetimes of thinking about, preparing, and eating good food to Cooking with the Wood Sisters. They invite friends and family members onto their show to talk about and share favorite recipes.

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Sally Wood (above) lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Kathryn Wood (right) lives in Bend, Oregon.

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June 2023

Suggestions for Using and Enjoying Fresh Strawberries


There are a myriad of ways to enjoy fresh strawberries:

1. In beverages:

  • lemonade

  • smoothies

  • shakes and malts

  • agua fresca

2. As part of breakfast

  • over French toast or pancakes

  • rolled inside a crepe

  • turned into jam, preserves or butter

3. Salads:

  • spinach strawberry salad

  • fruit salad with other fresh fruits like blueberries, a variety of melon, and mango

4. In a sauce to serve over entrees:

  • fish like salmon or mahi mahi

  • poultry

  • pork

  • beef

5. Desserts

  • strawberries topped with yogurt

  • strawberries dipped in chocolate or yogurt

  • strawberry sauce over ice cream, short cake, angel food cake,pound cake or buttermilk biscuits

  • strawberry pie

  • strawberry popsicles

  • layered in a fruit parfait with other berries

  • sliced strawberries with balsamic vinegar or fresh basil

  • sliced strawberries in cream (I once had them this way at an outside table at the Copenhagen Yacht Club Restaurant.)


June is often the best time of year to enjoy fresh, local strawberries. You can find a multitude of strawberry recipes on the internet. Try those that sound best to you – or do what I do, buy a pint or two of fresh local organic strawberries at your farmers market or neighborhood produce stand, rinse them in cold water, and eat them.

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