So, I consider my A Strawberry A Day challenge, where I made everything the June 2011 issue of The Food Network magazine listed for the month of June, a success. Though if I put something with strawberries on the table anytime soon, Mr. L might get up from the table and not eat. Love strawberries, but too much of a good thing, is, well, too much.
Would I do this challenge again? Probably not. Not because of the food (Mr. L did suggest that should there be a month of pork and pork related products, he could deal with that) but because cooking and posting every single day is hard! I don't know how these prolific bloggers do it, but I'm still recovering.
I did enjoy discovering new ways to use a food that, up until the challenge, I had boringly just pretty much eaten raw. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because a good, fresh, ripe strawberry is heaven on earth. But it was nice to cook out of the box for a bit.
What was my favorite strawberry day? At first I thought that was going to be a tough decision. I love using frozen strawberries in drinks and dipping strawberries in sour cream and then brown sugar is a regular occurrence for a quick dessert. But even though there were many good ideas, the simple Strawberry Soup won me over. Easy to make, it's a dish that I probably wouldn't have made without the challenge and something that I really did enjoy. It's also given me a desire to experiment with different fruit soups in the future.
The funny thing is, I keep finding strawberry recipes I'd like to try! Maybe it's the season, maybe I just became more aware of strawberries in general, but there are so many new strawberry recipes on blogs everywhere that sound enticing. Except maybe not right away. Maybe I need to wait a bit. Or find a strawberry recipe that is mainly bacon...