I spent 10 of my growing up years in Oxnard which is just north of Los Angeles. Oxnard is known for beaches and strawberries. It’s changed a lot since I moved from there nearly 20 years ago, but those things have remained the same.
I remember walking to school through strawberry fields and stopping to pick a strawberry here and there. I’ve never had strawberries quite like the ones they grow in Oxnard – they are seriously the best in the world.
Although the strawberries we can get here in Orange County aren’t quite as good, I still love to eat them. I can eat bowls and bowls of plain, fresh berries (and sometimes do). In recent years, though, I’ve also expanded my horizons a little into interesting strawberry recipes and found some really awesome results.
If you love strawberries as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to check out the amazing strawberry recipes I’ve gathered here. From creative spins on traditional desserts to delicious salads to yummy adult beverages, there’s a little of something for everyone.