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Day 173 – June 12

Strawberries are in season, and we have been buying them up like crazy. The babes love to eat strawberries for their snack, and we use them in smoothies and other goodies. I found this recipe for strawberry biscuits over at smitten kitchen. I was a little reticent to try it because I really hate dealing with sticky dough. I end up with dough sticking to my hands, or a mountain of flour on the counter to make sure the dough doesn’t stick. But, I gave it a go, anyway. The one thing I changed was to sprinkle some sugar on the tops of the biscuits prior to baking.

The verdict . . .very yummy. They were a hit with the family, and the sticky dough wasn’t a big deal. I might have to try them again, maybe trying different types of berries and other fruits.

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Day 104 – April 4

I called my mom today to find out how to choose a good avocado, and learned all sorts of great little tidbits about vegetables!

So with the avocados: you want the skin to be somewhat purpleish and when you press on the fruit, you want it to give just a bit, but not to the point of being mushy. Then again, you don’t want it rock hard, either.

Eggs: Did you know that you can freeze eggs and then use them later? I’ll be honest . . . I was busy looking at some veggies and thinking about the price, so I didn’t totally catch what she said about this. But, it was something like you crack the egg, add salt (or sugar if you are going to use it for baking) and freeze it. Here’s a website with some info on how to freeze and use frozen eggs.

Bananas: They get ripe so fast! One way to slow that down, separate them from the bunch when you get home. Who knew?!?!

The smaller the fruit or veggie, the sweeter. We were discussing asparagus as they were on mega sale, and they were the skinny ones. As it turned out, they weren’t all that great. I think the bigger ones are better since there is more there to enjoy. Maybe I over-roasted them, but I think that in the future, I’ll stick with the plump asparagus.

What are your favorite fruit and veggie tips?

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