berry tips

To maximise flavour strawberries should be served at room temperature.
Take them out of the fridge one hour before serving.

Too much water will damage the soft fruit and encourage breakdown.
Only wash berries immediately prior to use.

how to hull strawberries
The hull or calyx is the green leafy top of the strawberry, which is generally removed before cooking or serving. Angle a small sharp knife and cut, in a circular motion, around the green leafy top of the strawberry and into the pale flesh directly underneath.Remove the hull and discard. Wash strawberries under cold running water before using.

frozen berries
Frozen strawberries make healthy and easy snacks and can be used in your favorite recipes. To freeze, line a baking tray with baking paper, and then arrange hulled strawberries, in a single layer on top. Freeze, then transfer to small freezer bags. Frozen berries are great in smoothies too!