As a part of the Can Jam, I got to thinking about how many hundreds of pounds of strawberry hulls that hit composters and trash bins across the world this month (ok a little melodramatic but it`s Sunday and I reserve the right to be a drama Queen on Sundays if I so choose).
I also really love the idea of nose-to-tail eating as applied to vegetables and fruit. Thinking of eating a strawberry `nose-to-tail`just makes me giggle a small bit.
Our hulls have a bit of berry attached. They were roughly pulled from the berry as the fruit was hand crushed at the same time to be added into jam. The hulls, with berry bits were later squeezed of their final juices and a plan was hatched. There had to be something that could be done with all of those hulls.
An entire jar of dehydrated strawberry hulls. They will keep indefinately (a year or two but will disappear well before then).
We theorized that dehydrated hulls could make a natural tea (or iced tea) and can be combined with other dried projects (such as our lemon slices).
The results are awesome and totally exciting. A small dab of honey, 1 dehydrated lemon slice and a small spoon of hulls made this strawberry iced tea delightful.