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I don’t know about you, but my fantasy of a perfect summer day would include strawberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dipped in chocolate for a snack. With one or two in a late evening glass of Prosecco, to toast the magic of fireflies dancing on the lawn under June starlight while Strawberry Fields Forever plays in an endless loop in the background. Ahhh. Back to reality. In practical terms, this fantasy would require a lot of strawberries, especially if I wanted to share them with anyone else. What about you? What would you do if there were no limits to the strawberries in your kitchen? Tell us in the comment section below by May 18th and you just might win a $75 gift card—that’s enough to buy lots of organic strawberries for your own downhome Organic Strawberry Jamboree. We’ll pick one comment at random. Full disclosure—If you choose to use the gift card for strawberries only, that’s truly a lot of fruit to bring into your household at one time! If you’re the lucky winner, this might be a good time to invest in a strawberry huller! Need ideas for what to do with lots of strawberries? Try these recipes and also look in our stores for Strawberry Jamboree recipe cards. Strawberries will store for several days in the refrigerator, so you needn’t eat them all at once. Don’t wash them until you’re ready to eat, freeze or incorporate them into a recipe. If you’d like to freeze them, pull off the cap (that’s the hulling part, in case you didn’t know), give them a quick rinse, drain and pat dry, and place one layer deep on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in your freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, you can place the berries in a freezer container or bag to take up less space. Frozen strawberries are great in smoothies and can help make summer iced green tea and lemonade more festive. Celebrate our Organic Strawberry Jamboree with us and maybe you’ll be our big winner of a $75 gift card so that you can indulge in as many strawberries as you wish. Spill the strawberries in the comment section below by May 18th!

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liz says …

I love strawberries! If I had strawberries right now I would make a strawberry yogurt smoothie with Greek yogurt, a few squeezes of agave and a little vanilla almond milk. Simple. Perfection.

Noel says …

Greek yogurt topped strawberries with a honey drizzle!

Christie says …

I would break out in a horrible itchy rash, I'm allergic! :( Really my kids would eat them all before I had a chance to do anything else with them, none of them are allergic and strawberries are their favorite. They eat them straight out of the container and go through them way too fast!

Jill M. Mayes says …

Jam, jam and more jam! Jam is the perfect way to enjoy strawberries all year long. Plus there is no better way to share the strawberry love than to give the gift of jam!

Laura says …

french strawberry macaroons; imagine the beautiful color and fluffy center!

Jennifer E says …

A strawberry buffet! Breakfast: homemade crepes with strawberries & whipped cream, and a strawberry/banana smoothie. Lunch: Salad w walnuts, feta cheese and strawberries in a balsamic vinaigrette. Dinner: French bread, toasted w butter and ...strawberry jam, served with filet mignon and mashed potatoes. Desserts: strawberry cheesecake, strawberry daiquiri, and strawberries dipped in a milk chocolate and dulce de leche fondue.See More

Glenn says …

I would mix them with other fresh fruit - blueberries, kiwi, peaches and more - in a fresh fruit salad. This goes well with any meal, or as a great snack.

Kathy says …

I simply love strawberries! I love to eat them plain as they are, in dishes, and used as toppings on my favorite breakfast food, dessert, yogurt or salad. I also like putting them in my smoothies with a variety of other berries, acai and bananas I would make homemade strawberry jam (which I've never done before), strawberry butter, strawberry muffins and shortcake. Occasionally, I like to indulge myself and make sangrias so I'd throw some strawberries and fresh peach halves in and let them soak in all the goodness overnight. Strawberry cheesecake, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry crepes, salad, milkshakes, strawberry everything... I'd make it all!

Krista says …

Strawberries are my FAVORITE fruit in the UNIVERSE! If I had a kitchen full I would make strawberry lemonade pops (using popsicle molds), Strawberry shortcake, Strawberry lemon cake for my coworkers, and snack on plain strawberries all day with my boyfriend and neighbors (and sometimes add a touch of vanilla sugar) because ya gotta share the wealth! The last thing I would do is make some strawberry rhubarb pies. Before my grandmother passed she and I used to make strawberry rhubarb pies together,so I would find her old recipe and remake it for my family.

Patricia says …

I'd eat as many as I could stand, just plain. I'd dip some in chocolate. I'd make strawberry pie and strawberry smoothies and dehydrate some for some strawberry filled trail mix. I'd make strawberry scrub for my skin and strawberry sorbet for my son.

milaxx says …

Bought the strawberries on Friday & have been having a feast w/ them. First I combined strawberries and watermelon in the blender & just put them into Popsicle molds for a refreshing treat w/ no added sugar. Then lunch was a delicious salad. I made my dressing with braggs apple cider vinegar, 3 crush berries and olave basil olive oil. Then I wash 3 cups of spinach leaves and removed any large stems and topped that with a few slice berries. I cooked 3 strips lightlife smoked tempeh and crumbled that on top., poured the dressing on and sat down & had a feast!

Jay says …

I would make a strawberry syrup to drizzle over mascarpone-stuffed french toast, covered with sprinkles of cacao nibs, and finished with few mint leaves. I'd add a refreshing beverage of Perrier over ice blended with strawberry puree and a couple drops of aged balsamic vinegar. And for dessert, I'd blend strawberries, mangoes, plain Greek yogurt, and sucanat for a tasty sorbet. Oh, and I'd dip the left over strawberries in a dark chocolate sauce with sweet ancho chili, chipotle, all spice, and cinnamon!

Trena says …

I would try the Strawberry Melon Gazpacho recipe on your website, freeze some to put in smoothies, freeze some to make ice cream made through our green star juicer, and of course my family and I would just eat some like nature packaged them. :-)

Margaret Wolf says …

If I had an unlimited quantity of lucious organic strawberries, I would do what I did today, make Strawberry Jam and I would share with all my friends!

Jeremy Fritz says …

If I had a kitchen full of strawberries, I would host a summer kick off party at my apartment complex and would make frozen strawberry margaritas for everyone. It would be EPIC.

Alexia Nalewaik says …

Memories of a house-hunting trip long ago to New Orleans. I think I was 5 years old at the time, and strawberry-obsessed. Each morning, I would run down the hotel stairs to breakfast, and ask for strawberries. The first two days, the staff told me "the strawberries ain't up yet". I think they learned to set some aside, because for the rest of the week, the strawberries were up and on my plate. "The strawberries is up, miss." Fast forward to my teens, when my obsession extended to fraises des bois. Same situation, except late morning at a hotel on the Cote d'Azure. Likewise, I believe they may have started ordering strawberries, since I depleted their stock in the first few days. I remember sitting at a patio table each day, in a bathing suit and towel, defending my plate from the bees. Is it any wonder I attended a college that celebrates May Day with strawberries and champagne? And now, I have strawberries growing in my yard. The ones under the trees belong to the dogs, and they rush out each morning eager to see if any are ripe. They know to wait. Once in awhile, one returns to the house chewing a strawberry, as the other three dogs tail behind looking disappointed. The fraises des bois in the pot are mine, but they're eaten one at a time, at the moment of peak ripeness. Never enough to cook with. As for what I would make if I had enough berries, the list is limitless. I prefer my berry recipes simple, to highlight the taste. Fool, Eton mess, strawberries & cream, strawberries & powdered sugar, jam, glaze, margaritas, salads, soup, dips ... face masks ... so many recipes, so little time. In truth, though, I'm most likely to slice them, create a several foot high pile, cover them with powdered sugar, and dive in.

Theresa Cuffari says …

What would i do with that many strawberries? Nothing! My two year old grandson eats them as fast as I can wash them. There wouldn't be any left to use in a recipe. Actually I am a purist myself. I don't eat a lot of sugary treats so I like them as is for the most part. How ever for special occasions like a family picnic, I will sprinkle organic turbinado sugar over the hulled washed and dried berries, let them sit for a few hours in the refrigerator to macerate and then serve them over a slice of pound cake (my mother's homemade is the best but store bought will do in a pinch) with or without real whipped cream depending on my mood. It's very easy and quick with only a little prep time for the berries.

PATRICIA says …

FOR BREAKFAST i HAVE A PROTEIN DRINK WITH 6 LARGE STRAWBERRIES, ALMOND BREEZE, 2 LARGE SCOOPS OF OAT BRAN, I TBLSP. OF PEANUT BUTTER AND 3 ICE CUBES WITH I SCOOP OF PROTEIN POWDER....... FOR LUNCH A SALAD WITH LOTS OF STRAWBERRIES CUT UP ON IT......FOR DESERT AFTER DINNER ....WHOLE STRAWBERRIES WITH COOL WHIP.....

Laura Christa says …

I would make my famous strawberry champagne punch and give it to my party guests. First I freeze them. Then let them thaw a bit, throw them in the blender until they are well blended. Pour the frozen strawberry mix into a punch bowl with a bottle of your favorite champagne and/or seltzer. Cheers!

Tami Kwiatt says …

I love strawberries in combination with rhubarb so strawberry-rhubarb crisps, jams and pies will being made at my house very soon.

Michelle Hussey says …

If I had an endless amount of strawberries I would have strawberry shortcake every night and have my Mom make her awesome strawberry jam that she makes and cans for us every year to give us at Christmas.

Jenni says …

When Whole Foods had the $1.99 organic strawberries last Friday I bought 5 packs and made the most AWESOME vegan lemon coconut bundt cake recipe from the Veganomicon... it only took me and my boyfriend 3 days to eat all 5lbs and the bundt cake! Honestly I would totally make a bunch of bundt cakes and top them with organic strawberries and share it with my family & friends because it was just soooo good!

Lauri (RedHeadRecipes.com says …

I would make these berry & chocolate chip muffins... daily. http://redheadrecipes.com/?p=11953

Dianna on Maui says …

LOVE STRAWBERRIES! I bought a full 12 lbs last Friday, which are happily nestled in my freezer. I enjoy making chocolate dipped strawberries for my family but I follow a pretty strict Paleo eating program, so I eat them in my spinach salad and in my smoothies. I'm also experimenting with a Paleo version of sorbet this weekend (just fruit - nothing else!).

Angela Armstrong says …

If I had an unlimited amount of strawberries, I would make strawberry shortcake and eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead of biscuits I would use angel food cake to cut down on calories!

Nicole Kutchai says …

If I had an unlimted amount of strawberries, some of my menus would look something like this: Breakfast: Strawberries with: Cereal, Pancakes,French Toast Lunch: Strawberry Jam and Almond Butter Snack: Strawberry Yogurt Dinner: Strawberry Spinach/Goat cheese salad Dessert: Strawberry and Fondoo Strawberry Pound Cake Beverages: Straberry Sliced into water Strawberry/Basil Lemonade Strawberry Margarita

Jody Stevenson says …

I would just eat them one by one right out of the container! I love fresh strawberries and so do my kids. If they are lucky, I might share some with them! We'd probably end up making strawberry shortcake or our strawberry cake-white cake on the bottom, strawberries on top and then whipped cream to top it off! My mouth is watering just thinking about strawberries!

Kristen T. says …

First off a strawberry-banana smoothie. Then yogurt with a berry medley and granola on top. Maybe a spinach salad with strawberries and goat cheese for lunch. A chocolate-dipped berry (or five) sometime mid-afternoon. And then maybe I would just skip dinner altogether and move right on to the homemade strawberry ice cream. What a delicious day!!!

Shelly Myers says …

Eat them plain, make smoothies, jam and my favorite strawberry/walnut salad....yum!

Janelle says …

I would definitely make TONS of strawberry jam!!!

Kacey Bostrom says …

I would probably slice them lengthwise, drizzle them with a good balsamic viniger and serve on a bed of organic bib lettuce with a nice glass of Sauv blanc.

Natasha Deegan says …

I would eat them one by one and just enjoy them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I am recovering from a liver transplant and my white blood count just became high enough to be able to eat fresh fruit. You have no idea how hard it is to not eat fresh strawberries when they are in season!

Jack says …

I would just rinse and eat :)

Sahnya says …

Unlimited strawberries!?! I would bring big bowlfuls to my kids classrooms to share, then have a neighborhood shortcake gathering with lots of berries, ginger laced shortcakes and creme fraiche.

Juantize says …

I would use the strawberries to make a strawberry bread for breakfast with fruit in the mornings:) I just took one out of the oven! I also like and could use strawberries simply sliced with bananas and a drizzle of honey! Strawberry butter would be great too:)))

Natalie Willingham says …

Nothing like a strawberry fruit strip as a quick snack! Or how about a bowl full of strawberries with TV, while the characters talk smack? Do you know what would be even more delightful and sweet? A fresh summer strawberry pie, with lots of whipped cream! How about a table of strawberry tarts, sweet and decadent, with a nice cup if tea, and a hint of strawberry. What's a batch of strawberries without strawberry cupcakes? Delicious, light, and fluffy with pink frosting--take one look and your mouth will be frothing. If that's not enough, there's strawberry cake! A delightful mixture of sweet that we can all bake. Don't forget strawberry margaritas, cool as ice, once you sip one you can't help but be nice. So many things I would do with strawberries as you can see, and hopefully all the strawberries would be for me!

L O says …

I would make homemade strawberry jam!

Michelle says …

Raw strawberry ice cream , Smoothies all different combinations, sorbet

Amy says …

I would just clean the strawberries, put them in a big bowl, and turn my two little boys (ages 3 and 1) loose in the kitchen. Strawberries are good enough to stand alone. Why mess with perfection? :-)

Janet says …

I would make strawberry pancakes with whip cream!

Amy Nosek says …

Eat them, blend them into smoothies and drinks, freeze some, cook with them and eat more of them!

Debbie Seibel says …

Strawberries are sooo good & good for you! I would make strawberry short cake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry pancakes, strawberry yogurt, strawberry milkshakes, strawberries & cream, strawberries on cereal, strawberry cake with strawberries & whipped cream frosting, strawberry jam, strawberries in Jello, strawberry-rhubarb pie, strawberry drinks, strawberry lemonade, strawberry compote, strawberries & other fruit salad, strawberry & peanut butter sandwiches, strawberry iced tea, strawberry gelato, chocolate-covered strawberries - & more! I love strawberries.....Debbie

Wendy says …

I would make margaritas, pie, cake, smoothies, juice, daquiris and chocolate covered strawberries and freeze the rest.

Darla says …

I would not have time to do anything with them, rarely do! My kids and hubby eat them all before I even get a chance to put them away! It is their favorite snack!

Jennie says …

I absolutely LOVE strawberries! I think it's in my DNA to love them...my dad grew up spending his summers picking and sneaking strawberries on the family's strawberry farm. So for me strawberries just as they are take the cake! However speaking of cake...a heavenly poundcake dressed in a fresh strawberry sauce would be divine. Of course that would follow a spectacular dinner of roasted chicken with strawberry and arugala salad tossed with creamy feta and champagne-strawberry vinegarette. And did I mention that I would start the day with fluffy homemade strawberry pancakes with fresh whipped cream or a dollop of creme fresh! Strawberries all day long!

Jennifer Wells says …

I would clean and freeze some and make jelly with some to enjoy wonderful strawberries all year :)

Ginger Jones says …

If I had all all the strawberries I could have I would be strawberry rich and free roaming radicals free. First I would wash and eat a few (okay, a whole lot). Then I would wash, de-cap, dry and place on my cookie sheets five deep in the freezer (because I only have five cookie sheets) and a small freezer. I would promptly seal them all in ziploc bags once frozen and enjoy them for many, many months beings I am a single healthy eating health conscience woman. Thank you. OH, pick me please. Pick me, pick me. I need strawberries in my freezer forever. Sincerely, Ginger I. Jones

Bethany M says …

I would thoroughly enjoy taking my brother's only healthy food group (strawberries) and making a bunch of celiac-friendly dishes to incorporate strawberries into. It would be AWESOME to show that tasty "healthy" food exists for a celiac-in-denial like him. Even if the moment is limited to strawberries, it is still a start and I would love to have that moment! :)

Fiana says …

Mmmm straaawberries. I'd make.. lots and lots of smoothies, for sure. That strawberry melon gazpacho you guys just posted a recipe for. Strawberry banana bread, fruit tarts, crepe topping... Sliced in cereal and/or yogurt. And of course eating them just as they are.

Chris Reardon says …

I'd have a big Strawberry yogurt Smoothie party and invite all my kids' friends and their moms!

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