This will be our first year to have fresh strawberries in abundance. I use to freeze mine, but do not like them mushy. I have made jam and jellies, I have canned them in lite syrup but nothing compares to fresh. Hope to get a dehydrator this year so I know I'll be drying some. Does anyone have any other ways of keeping that fresh taste????
I'm still waiting for the first sign of flowers on the strawberries.
We've tried freezing, drying and preserves to keep our berries for winter. Freezing left us with mush when they thawed. Drying retained the flavor very well put the attempt to rehydrate gave us... mush. So this year I'm going to do mostly preserves but still dry a few quarts for snacking.