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Cooking wih strawberries


 - Cooking wih strawberries
Ahh the good old strawberry, another star of the summer. Served with cream or in tarts, strawberries are everyone's favourite summer fruit. We tend to neglect their savoury potential, though, and strawberries can be just as tasty in savoury recipes! They're also really healthy: they contain the most Vitamin C per calorie than any other fruit, plus a host of antioxidant chemicals that are believed to help protect against heart disease and cancer.

> How to choose strawberries
There are many varieties of strawberries, but why not go local? Quebec is Canada’s leading strawberry producer and they are nothing short of fantastic. Quebec strawberries are typically in season from early to mid-June until early August. Get them at your local grocery store, a farmer’s market or even a pick-your-own farm. When choosing, look for unblemished strawberries with bright green hulls.

> Strawberries go well with:
Herbs: basil, mint and tarragon.
Spices: vanilla, ginger, cloves, Melegueta pepper, Espelette pepper, black pepper, allspice and aniseed.
Dairy products: mascarpone, ricotta and goat's cheese.
Savoury: beef carpaccio or tartare, white fish, scallops, spinach salad, roquette and avocado.

> Recipes
Strawberries with goat's cheese
Strawberry and melon gratin


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