Strawberries (Alpine)

About Me: Alpine strawberries are most often called 'wild' strawberries. Although similar to modern strawberries, alpine strawberry plants are smaller, lack runners, and have significantly smaller fruit, about the size of a fingernail. A member of the rose family, Rosaceae, the alpine strawberry is a botanical form of the wood strawberry, or fraise de bois in France. What they lack in size they make up for in flavour! These tiny cuties pack a big, sweet punch and are great in desserts, jams, drinks, or just an afternoon snack.

To store: Store strawberries in an airtight container in the fridge. Will keep for about a week.

To freeze: Rinse strawberries and remove tops. Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in freezer until totally frozen. Remove from tray and store in the freezer in a freezer bag or airtight container. Frozen strawberries are mushy when thawed. Use only in certain dishes.

Recipes: Coming soon!