`It's Pick Strawberries Day and since strawberries are one of my favourite fruits, why not write about them. I don't know of any picking strawberry fields in the Vancouver area, yet, so I guess I'll have to pick them from the farmers market or grocery store. I will be having my fill.

`Did you know that there are 103 varieties of strawberries around the world? But only a few may grow well in your part of the world. Find out more here.

`Did you also know, very ripe strawberries are a natural teeth whitener. So eat up, they won't stain your teeth! Learn more here.

`Strawberries on ice cream, strawberries & cream, strawberry shortcake, the possibilities are endless! I love strawberries! Have a great May 2/4 weekend or Victoria Day, for those that celebrate or have the day off!




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These cookies are quick and easy. Whip them up ahead of time or at the last minute.

Coconut-Lime Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

24 minutes

12 small cookies

Coconut-Lime Cookies


  • 1 oz softened butter
  • 2 oz organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2.5 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 1.25 oz unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F
  2. You'll need one large baking sheet, lightly greased, non-stick or lined with parchment paper.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together, until creamy and light. About 5 minutes.
  4. Then add 1/2 egg.
  5. Beat until mixed.
  6. Add flour, lemon rind and all the coconut but 1 tbsp.
  7. Mix well but do not over mix.
  8. Make 12 loose balls. Mixture will be sticky, but stiff.
  9. Dip each top in coconut.
  10. Place on tray. Coconut dipped side, up.
  11. Bake for 14 minutes, or until lightly browned.


You can substitute, lime or orange rind, for the lemon rind. Or leave it out completely if citrus isn't your thing.

You can also add dried fruits, chocolate or nuts, chopped small. About 1/4-1/2 cup at the most.

You can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten free, all-purpose flour. Using the same amount.

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Do you have a favourite Valentine's Day cookie? If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear how it turned out for you. If you put a twist on this recipe, I'd also love to hear that as well!

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