I love when you can start picking your own fruits and vegetables from orchards, farms or even from your own garden. I grow both strawberries and rhubarb which lend themselves to amazing recipes, mostly sweet and all very yummy. Coming from the Midwest I grew up picking and eating both strawberries and rhubarb and now I can share my childhood through food with my own kids. There is something said about making a dish with plants from your garden.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Recipes
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp - l can’t enough of any sort of crisp but this one is especially delicious!
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie - put a scoop of ice cream on top and it will just melt in your mouth
Strawberry Shortcake - When making the strawberry topping for the shortcake try adding a little balsamic vinegar on the strawberries with about 3 Tablespoons of sugar. The taste is amazing, really kicks this classic dessert up a notch.
Rhubarb Cake - Add 2 cups of cut strawberries to add an extra level of flavor
Strawberry-Rhubarb Calzone - this recipe sounded way to good not to do!
Strawberry Rhubarb Trifle - great for when you are throwing a summer party
Mixed Berry Smoothie - you can also just use strawberries too
Rhubarb and Mixed Berry Dessert Sauce - perfect as a topping for a any sort of pound cake or ice cream
What will you be making with your freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb this summer?