Savory Strawberry Pizza with Spinach, Chives, Chillies + Halloumi

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

As it goes every year, I’m shocked to find that early May marks the drawdown of strawberries. Blueberries come on in branch-bending bunches in the nick of time to be sure, but for as long as we can, it’s all about those fresh-picked reds.

With today’s recipe, we give them a savory turn on a #fridaynightpizza that evokes the flavors of spring.

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Black and Blue-Berry Slaw

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

Do you know the old riddle: What’s black and white and re(a)d all over? Depending on who you ask, the answer is a zebra wearing lipstick, an embarrassed skunk, a sunburned penguin, an angry ref, a newspaper.

Here’s a new chestnut for you: What’s black and blue and red all over? This summertime slaw showcasing the deep, dark hues of red cabbage, red onion, blueberries, and aged balsamic vinegar.

Okay, the joke’s not memorable, but the recipe is.

Black and blue salad ingredients

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lemon Balm

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

From April through June I marvel at the quantity of strawberries that pass through our kitchen. Some don’t even make it that far — enjoyed in the warm sun straight from my raised bed or the perfect mounds at the berry farm.

May is apparently National Strawberry Month, and the celebration is clearly well underway here. As we polish off the last of this year’s harvest, eaten fresh or frozen to restock the freezer (see my tips on successfully freezing fruit), the less than perfect “jam berries” become many pints of preserves.

Frozen strawberries

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Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby for Mother’s Day

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Mothers are miraculous. They see us at our best and at our worst. They walk faithfully beside us through good times and bad. And they love us no matter how gnarly we feel, look, or act. Remarkable!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. To celebrate yours — and ours from afar — a super simple breakfast or brunch recipe that is certain to impress (with, shhh, minimal effort on your part): a cast iron-baked blueberry lemon Dutch baby.

Blueberry DB

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The Simplest Blueberry Jam

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

For a while the blueberry tap flowed freely and gloriously. Combining those snatched from the mockingbirds’ clutches at home with the buckets of monster u-pick berries gave me twenty or so pounds to kick around in the kitchen.

They provided juicy sweet additions to green salads and smoothies with ginger. Others lightly warmed in multi-grain breakfast porridge, or bathed in yogurt for a cool afternoon snack. To preserve the taste of summer for chilly winter months ahead the final few found homes in the freezer (see my tips on successfully freezing fruit), and in the simplest two-ingredient blueberry jam (see recipe below).

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