My strawberry plants are certainly loving the dose of alpaca poo I gave them at the end of last winter. They are all producing madly - almost too many to eat or process quickly enough.
Naturally, first on the list was dessert of fresh, ripe juicy strawberries - with cream or ice cream. Yum :)
|Fresh strawberries and ice cream|
But, there are just so many jars of strawberry jam that we can consume in a year and, for the cordials, my fridge space is limited. Why aren't there recipes for strawberry cordial which do not need refrigerating? How did they do it in days of yore?
And, unfortunately, our weather is not ideal for solar dehydrating at the moment - so that is not one of the options open to me.
So, I have had to scour the net to find options of preserving them in different ways.
|From left to right:|
Strawberry infused vodka and the first batch of
|The strawberries |
will be removed and the vodka strained of "hairs"
prior to being decanted into a more traditional
vodka bottle :)
So, that's exactly what I made this week - and will probably still make next week LOL
We don't drink a lot of hard tack - more beers for RMan, and white whine for me - but we do have neighbours who will appreciate being gifted with a bottle - for birthdays and Christmas.
One less "gift" to strike of the list :)
Bearing in mind that I do not have an electrical dehydrator, nor the "spare" power to run one overnight, does anyone have recipes for preserving strawberries which can remain at room temperature and which do not involve making jam, or refrigerating cordials / infused vodka or freezing?