#CaStrawberryTour

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I think my sleep is catching up with me. The past 2 weeks have been super busy. I don’t think I’ve seen this much of downtown Chicago in my life & my car will thank me for the rest after this coming weekend.

Last Thursday I went to #CaStrawberryTour at the Merchandise Mart hosted by @MJTam. They had some members of the California Strawberry Commision, a strawberry farmer and David Grotto. They gave us some very informative information on strawberries. Did you know that strawberries are packed in the picking field & put directly on the truck to ship to stores? I didn’t either. That’s why it’s important to clean them before we eat them.

They had a variety of recipes to try with strawberries. One was Strawberry Gazpacho. It was like a strawberry soup. One flavor I knew was in there was cucumber. The soup was sour & that’s how I eat my cucumbers. I peel, cut them up & add salt pepper and vinegar. We were discussing at the table what was in it & I said I taste cucumbers. They gave us a cook book with those recipes & many others. When I looked it up, there it was, cucumbers.

Another treat was David Grotto. He’s a diatician & author of numerous books. Not only does he know his stuff, he’s really funny & after Thursday I think he can make anyone eat their vegetables. I don’t know if I’ve told you all this, but I can only eat a few fruit whole. Strange, I know! I can eat grapefruit no problem. Strawberries I only eat in smoothies & yogurt. Any other fruit has to be in some form of creamy yogurt. It’s something about the texture I don’t like & makes me sick to the stomach. Anywho, he had us take a strawberry twizzler & a strawberry and do a bit of a taste test. I’ll be the first to say I was shocked the strawberry tasted better!

Lastly, they gave us a recipe book for giveaway. I’ll post the giveaway this Thursday so be sure to stay tuned. Do you all like strawberries & what’s your favorite way to eat them?

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Nicole

Daughter of God the Father, Wife, Mother of 3, hairstylist CEO of Splitcybernality, Inc. & designer and creator of Coco Essentials (Jewelry) Statement Pieces Handcrafted, blogs about her personal life here at Help! Mama Remote…

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  1. Wow! Who knew you could do all that with Strawberries!

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  2. That strawberry pizza looks so yummy. I have a hard time turning down strawberries every time I go to the grocery store :)

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  3. The kids love when I slice them up and toss with sweetener and mix with cream.

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  4. Anything with strawberries tastes good, but I have never heared of strawberry soup “Strawberry Gazpacho”. I will have to try it sometime.

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  5. Those fixings were amazing! I’d be all over those! I went there once for an event with rice, and it’s beautiful in there.

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  6. OMG, I’m drooling. J’adore strawberries in all forms!

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  7. mmm..love strawberries…they used to have the strawberry festival where we lived in FL…mmm…shortcake for sure…but willing to try anything…strawberries are a fav….

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  8. I love stawberries! I also didn’t know they were packed in the field. That pizza and those sliders look so delicious.

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  9. I love strawberries!! I didn’t know that they were packed in the picking fields. Looks like a great event!

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  10. I do like strawberries and I prefer them as is or dipped in chocolate. Looks like this was a cool experience! :-)

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  11. Yum! I love strawberries!

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