16 Ways to Put Up Strawberries

Strawberries! Everybody's favorite bright red berry is finally in season, and there are just oh so many things to do with them. Grab a flat or 10 while they're abundant, and tuck into these DIY projects, from jam to sauces to drinks and more.

Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam
Kick up the jam with fresh, ripe strawberries, straight up or paired with vanilla, herbs or its best friend, rhubarb. (Image: Sean Timberlake via Cooking Channel)
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Making freezer jam never cooks the strawberries so you get the most fresh tasting strawberry jam ever. And it's easy, to boot. (Image via Tikkido)

Strawberry Curd
Creamy and sweet-tart, strawberry curd is a colorful and tasty alternative to the classic lemon. (Image via Blue Kale Road)
Strawberry Butter
Strawberry Butter
Cook them down to make a thick strawberry fruit butter with the added grown up flavors of balsamic vinegar and spicy chiles. (Image via Life Currents)
Strawberry Salsa
Strawberry Salsa
Strawberries and rhubarb get a spicy kick in this bright and refreshing salsa. The raw rhubarb gets a bath in cilantro syrup, so it's not too tart and kissed with cilantro goodness. (Image via The Tomato Tart)
Strawberry Fruit Leather
Strawberry Fruit Leather
Fruit roll-ups. Fruit smash. Fruit leather. Whatever you call it, it's fun! Pureed and dried strawberries. Old school style, but with less sugar, no preservatives, and a fresher taste. Your kids will love it. But, so will you! (Image via Life Currents)
Strawberry Chutney
Strawberry Chutney
Strawberry rhubarb chutney: seasonally perfect with chicken in early summer but, if you freeze enough berries and rhubarb, a delightful treat for your Thanksgiving turkey, too. (Image via Yankee Kitchen Ninja)
Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry Sauce
Stew strawberries into a sweet-tart sauce, perfect for ice cream and other desserts. (Image via Ramsons and Bramble)
Strawberry Vinaigrette
Strawberry Vinaigrette
A fresh, bright, fruity vinaigrette to dress up summer salads. And it's pretty, too! (Image via Blue Kale Road)
Pickled Green Strawberries
Pickled Green Strawberries
Picked earlier than their red cousins (and abundant this time of year), green strawberries have been popping up on high-end menus for the last several years. And they show no sign of going out of style any time soon. (Image via Kitchen Apparel)
Dried Strawberries
Dried Strawberries
Dried strawberries are easy to make and just heavenly to eat. Take advantage while berries are fresh and inexpensive. (Image via One Tomato Two Tomato)
Strawberry Vinegar
Strawberry Vinegar
Use whole berries or even your strawberry scraps to make this easy and awesome strawberry vinegar. Spruce up your summertime salads with a splash of fruit-infused vinegar. (Image via Gather Round Kitchen)
Strawberry Shrub
Strawberry Shrub
A drinking vinegar, shrub can be made with fresh strawberries, and feel free to add balsamic vinegar, peppercorns or any other flavorings. (Image via Petite Kitchenesse)
Strawberry Syrup
Strawberry Syrup
Or go with a sweeter syrup, perfect for sparkling soda and cocktails. (Image via strawberry-infusion Solomon)
Strawberry Infusion
Strawberry Infusion
Or just cut to the chase and put your gorgeously ripe strawberries into booze. Vodka's great for capturing the unadulterated flavor, but try it in bourbon or tequila, too. (Image via Snowflake Kitchen)
Strawberry Wine
Strawberry Wine
Simply add yeast to strawberries for an easy-peasy recipe for homemade berry booze. Or cordial if you insist on being fancy-pants. But make sure you raise your little pinky when you drink it! (Image via Local Kitchen)

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