Select berries that are in dry unstained containers. Stained containers may indicate oversoft berries that are not freshly picked. Mold on berries spreads quickly. Never leave a moldy berry next to a good one.
“For baking cobblers and coffee cakes like this easy recipe, I love to have blueberries around all year long," notes Ruth Gruchow of Yorba Linda, California. "They’re easy to freeze and last about a year, so I buy them in season, put 2 cups in quart-size freezer bags and date each bag.”
Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida says: "This flavorful fruity salad’s a favorite for lunch on hot summer days. Chicken is easily substituted for turkey…and strawberry preserves and berries for raspberry in the dressing.”
Strawberry season here coincides with the herald of the first day of summer and the conclusion of our school year. So it's no wonder that popular fruit is treasured in favorite recipes like this colorful and refreshing quencher.—Laurie Andrews, Milton, Ontario