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Grandma's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Pie crust – double (for crust and top) 2 c strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
2 c fresh rhubarb, chopped 1 c sugar 2 T cornstarch
1/2 t lemon zest
1/2 t lemon juice
3 T butter, cubed, small.  1 egg mixed with 1 t water for glazing 1-2 T decorative white sugar crystals
Prepare pie crust recipe as directed, making sure you have enough pie crust for top and bottom crusts.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
1.  Roll out one piece of piecrust dough into a 9 inch circle.   Then, gently fold the dough into quarters, placing the point of the dough into the center of the 9” pie plate.  Unfold the dough to cover the entire plate.  Press the dough gently into the pie plate, leaving the extra dough to hang over the edge of the pie.  Roll the second pie dough into a 10-inch square.  Using a fluted pie cutter cut the second circle into ¾ inch strips.  Set aside.
2.  In a large bowl, combine the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar and cornstarch.  Spoon the filling into the prepared crus…

Strawberry Huller

Its strawberry season, so we thought it most fitting if we found a gadget we really liked that had to do with strawberries.  So what else, but a strawberry huller!
This is a tool that I love the most, this time of year.  It works great and takes no time at all to hull those baskets full of strawberries.   This particular one shown here is the one I got from Williams and Sonoma.  It is well worth the few dollars!  
They come in a variety and can also be found here at Amazon.com.
This week we will feature lots of recipes with strawberries, so you will definitely get your use out of the huller! 
Hawley