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How To Grow the Sweetest Strawberries

Growing your own strawberries will give you that old-fashioned sweetness that is missing in store-bought strawberries. June berries are often considered the sweetest type to grow but the ultimate sweetness is a mix of variety and growing conditions. Here are my favorite super-sweet strawberry varieties and a guide for how to enhance the sweetness beyond …

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English Summer Pudding with Blueberry Syrup

English Summer Pudding is really a misnomer if you’re from the States, as it isn’t what Americans think of as pudding at all.  To the British, the term pudding seems to cover everything from steamed savory dishes to molded cakes. This “summer pudding” is a classic English dessert made with the available berries of the …

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Blueberry Ginger Muffins with Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

Blueberry muffins are an easy and popular breakfast muffin. This recipe gives you options of topping them off with a streusel or sour cream topping. I’ve added lime and ginger to the batter, as it is the most popular combination of flavors I’ve seen in our drink syrups, so I thought it would be a …

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Easy Poke Cake with Cake Mix & Fresh Blueberry Sauce

This easy poke cake is made with a boxed cake mix, fresh blueberries and blackberries simmered into a compote, and topped with vanilla or lemon flavored whipped cream. No jello filling like the old fashioned poke cakes, but also no need to make the cake part from scratch. Easy, light and features the fresh berries …

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Apple and Blackberry Crisp (Crumble) with Best Oat Topping

Growing up in Oregon, blackberries were abundant and this was my favorite thing to make with them. In Minnesota I can’t grow blackberries but the frozen ones work just fine. This is the ultimate Fall dessert, and it just happens to be easy to make and healthy at the same time! Jump to:RECIPECrisp vs Crumble …

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Italian Strawberry Tiramisu Cake: No-Cook Desssert (dolce di fragole)

Italian tiramisu often involves coffee and/or eggs. This strawberry tiramisu is a light no-cook version made with fresh (or frozen) strawberries, layered on top of Italian ladyfinger cookies, topped with whipped cream, and chilled in the refrigerator. This post may contain affiliate links, and you can read our disclosure information here–  Jump to: RECIPE | Ingredients …

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Lamb Chops with Red Currant Sauce (Cumberland Sauce)

A traditional fruity piquant sauce made with current jelly (called Cumberland sauce) is a classic for pork chops, lamb, venison or wild game. The recipe below is an easy version with no alcohol and is served up with seasoned lamb chops or seared pork chops. Jump to: RECIPE | What is Cumberland Sauce? | Substitutions …

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English Steamed Pudding with Persimmon: Holiday Showstopper

The Brits do love their steamed puddings, from the Christmas “figgy pudding” to all kinds of sweet and savory renditions. After making this persimmon steamed pudding, I echo their pudding love. It was delicious, and doesn’t require specialized equipment. Most of the “time” is down time while it is steaming away. Jump to: RECIPEWhat is …

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Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This fresh fruit salad made with crunchy jicama, tropical sweet mangoes, and cool cucumbers is enhanced with a ginger lime dressing and sprinkled with chile-lime salt for a finish. A riff on the popular Mexican street food sold in cups. Jump to:RECIPEIngredients and SubstitutionsThe Perfect Mexican DressingMore Summer Salads Ingredients and Substitutions? One of the …

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