Here's the easiest way to de-stem strawberries #Food#Plants & Gardening#cooking#food#hacks#healthy food Posted Aug 26 2019 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Monika Grabkowska Related Post Delicious ways to use Trader Joe's umami seasoning at every meal If you're unfamiliar with the savory glory that is "umami," you're not alone. It's one of the basic five tastes (like sweet, sour, bitter, and... Read more If you're a strawberry lover like I am, you might be used to chopping off the stem of the strawberry before making it into your oatmeal topping, smoothie ingredient, or shortcake deliciousness. But with that technique, you're sending a lot of the yummy fruit into the garbage or compost. Here's a trick I learned to save as much strawberry guts as possible… Using a drinking straw (reusable metal works great for this), just slide the straw up through the bottom of the strawberry until the stem pops off. It's fast and you can pop stems off at an alarming rate. I do it in bulk for strawberries I plan to freeze. It's much easier to hull strawberries before freezing, trust me. Need more cooking hacks and tips? Check out our full archive here. Related Post 19 super easy meal ideas from readers' go-to recipe files Back in the summer, we featured a call-out to readers for their favorite super-easy lunches and dinners and you delivered. You gave us a ton of awesome lunch and dinner… Read More Related Post 11 unusual pumpkin recipes that go WAY beyond pie Tired of pumpkin yet? Pumpkin isn't tired of YOU. It never tires of you. It loves you. And when you see these unusual pumpkin recipes, you may change your tune… Read More H/t: Lifehacker Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS ICYMI: you can return Amazon items at Kohl's and UPS Stores NEXT Here's how to save money by making your own vinegar cleaning spray Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Brilliant! It seems so obvious! Reply Or just eat the tops. If I am putting strawberries into a smoothie I just leave them whole. The greens are edible and nutritious, plus you really don't notice them once they're blended up. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.