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Culinate Newsletter May 26 10

(mailing, James Berry)

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 h1. Dear readers,
 As the fruit-ripening season in Oregon arrives, we berry- and stone-fruit lovers are holding our collective breath, wondering whether the newly surfaced Asian fruit fly, also known as the Spotted Wing Drosophila, will wreak its havoc on local fruit. (Although in truth, we consumers might be sheltered from the worst of it.)

 Better to focus on what we will make with the berries once we can get them. Here are some dessert ideas on Culinate for strawberries, the first gems of the season: Robert's Strawberry Shortcake, a luscious rolled cake topped with berries; Joan Ohm's Fresh Strawberry Pie, a seasonal fave from the Grand Central Baking Company; and Faux Strawberry Trifle, Carrie Floyd's ad hoc trifle creation. 

 But be sure to put some berries in the freezer too; you'll want them later for smoothies, sauce, or in a [/recipes/collections/Contributors/Keri+Fisher/strawberryorangecrisp crisp.]

 Kim Carlson
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story1text: "Joe Hansen, an Oregon beekeeper, reminds us of the benefits of pure, unheated honey from local bees."
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story2text: "Learn how to cure pork fatback, and how to use this tactical flavor bomb, courtesy Hank Sawtelle."

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recipe2text: "From Ina Garten, a favorite recipe that plays cool greens against a hot pie."

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