Strawberry Dream Ice Cream and Fruit Share workshops

YUMMY!

Fruit Share has been busy cooking up a storm with lots of local community groups this summer! This past week has been really fun with a few ice cream making workshops – it’s been a real treat given the hot summer weather we’ve been having. ​Participants got to churn, kick, shake, and throw around ingredients into ice cream and sorbet. We used a hand-crank ice cream maker and an ice cream ball to turn cream, strawberries, sugar, and orange juice into sweet frozen treats. See below for a delicious, easy recipe to make “Strawberry Dream” ice cream.

Why We Love Rhubarb (And You Should Too!)

It’s more versatile than you think!

Easy to grow, yet easy to overlook. Many people shy away from rhubarb due to its tartness and confusion over how to prepare it. Once picked, rhubarb is easily stored in the refrigerator or can be frozen for future use. Check out these simple recipes for some great ideas on how to use rhubarb:

 

Fruit Share is on Pinterest

Did you know that Fruit Share has a Pinterest account?

Visit Fruit Share Winnipeg’s profile on Pinterest.

Now you can get a daily dose of fresh fruit, just by visiting our Pinterest page! Is your mouth watering yet?

We have different boards for each fruit so that you can get inspired about what to do with your Fruit Share bounty, and we’ll be adding to Pinterest regularly over the coming months. Check out our Pinterest profile and let us know what you think! (Psst… if you aren’t following us on Twitter and Facebook yet, you should do that too.)

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A Typical Pick – What to Expect From Start to Finish

Even after all these years, I still get a little nervous when I get a confirmation of a pick. Of course I’m excited about the thought of fresh, free fruit, but not knowing the homeowner or any of the other volunteers who signed up is a little unnerving. Going to a stranger’s house to meet strangers to pick someone else’s fruit feels a little odd – doesn’t it?

But while it may feel awkward at first, this is different. This is about helping a neighbour, meeting new people, rescuing fruit, and sharing with others. This is about building community and doing a good thing. So go on, ring that doorbell.

Wait, are you supposed to ring the doorbell on a pick?