When I saw a Pinterest pin claiming that you could remove Strawberry Stems with a straw I was skeptical to say the least. I have been removing Strawberry Stems the old fashioned way since…well, since I was old enough to use a knife! I was worried that I would just be wasting more of the strawberry than using the way I was used to.
What you need:
- A Straw
How to Remove Strawberry Stems with a Straw:
- First, wash your strawberries as you normally would and get your straw ready
- Next you press the straw up into the strawberry at the bottom, and as close to the center as you can.
- push the straw up and voila the stem is removed
What I thought:
It took a little getting used to. The first few strawberry stems I tried to remove didn’t go so well. I got them a little off center and well, left half of the stem on the strawberry. After I got the hang of it, I was flying through my 4 quarts of strawberries like there was no tomorrow. ( I got them at a local farmers market for a very good deal!) I also figured out that you need a pretty strong straw. I started with a cheap straw from the dollar tree, and it didn’t work very well. After only a few strawberry stems were removed the straw didn’t want to go threw any more strawberries. It was time to break out the heavy artillery…hahaha I just so happened to have a Sweet Tea from McDonalds! Anyone that has ever drank a sweet tea from McD’s knows their straws are enormous. It worked Great!!!
Another thing I figured out while testing this Pinterest pin was that it doesn’t work very well on large strawberries. As you can see from the picture below. As for my worry about wasting to much of the strawberry…honestly
I think I actually saved more strawberry than I normally do. And when you pull the stems out of the straw they look like cute little strawberry palm trees!
Thank you Glamour.com for the Idea