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Old 11-30-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Strawberries

Probably only locals will appreciate this, but...

I just have to report that I picked up a big ole 2 lb container of fresh Driscoll's strawberries at Sam's last night. They charged me 60+ pesos, but I was sure it was marked 50-something on the shelf. But I wanted them bad, so I didn't fuss. So I got them home and... they were DELICIOUS!

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Every. Single. One. Was. Edible! That is so unheard of down here as to be nearly impossible. Whole and fresh and ripely sweet and totally without soft spots. I had a few last night and then sat here this morning and ate every last one of them. OMG, they were delicious and, if you were of a mind to do it, they would be the perfect size/flavor for covering with chocolate for an unbelievable treat.

It was a great reward for 2 1/2 hours of grocery shopping in 3 different stores!
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aren't the simple pleasures of life the best.Thats really not a bad price. I think I paid $5 recently
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They were worth every peso. And I'd have paid almost as much to eat a fruit plate with a fraction that much fruit in a restaurant when all I really would have wanted from it were the strawberries anyway!
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next time try dipping the berries in sour cream and then rolling in brown sugar! Warning---- it's addictive.
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I stay away from sugar, but I dipped mine in lowfat cottage cheese whipped silky smooth like a cream cheese/cool whip mix and sweetened with splenda and vanilla... also pretty addictive.
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If you are looking for an adventure in dipping try a very high quality balsamic vinegar but yes good sweet strawberries are worth mentioning
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You are saying ....

dip strawberries in basalmic vinegar. I love tomatoes w. basalmic, cucs and other veggies; but strawberries?
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Another taste sensation is to dip strawberries in coarsely ground black pepper. Sounds strange, I know.
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Another taste sensation is to dip strawberries in coarsely ground black pepper. Sounds strange, I know.
We have a couple of flats of strawberries today, so I tried this. I have to say its interesting, but of course has a very strong pepper aftertaste. I think if my berries were sweeter? I will try it again.

My staff looked at me like I was out of my mind (so pretty normal)
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Strawberries & champagne !
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No fears that fruits will upset the tummy or the entire plumbing system ?
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if you ever get the urge for a trip, go to irapuato, the strawberry capital of mexico. it's a nice town.
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i have no fear
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Nor should you, you big strong handsome hunk of man you!
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That's a sarcasm smilie you have there!!!
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