Strawberry Dayzzz

We celebrated our first annual Strawberry Dayzzz festival this last June & it was a big hit! Tons of locals & out-of-towners came to try all of the strawberry confections that the downtown merchants had to offer. We had strawberry muffins, strawberry lemonade, cream filled strawberries, strawberry pizza, & so much (strawberry) more! And along with all the sweet treats, we also had some really sweet sales! At Red Fly, if you purchased any regular priced bottoms, you got the top half off! Ruby's celebrated with buy one, get one 1/2 off as well! And Coyote Clothing did 25% off anything with red on it! And if that wasn't enough, restaurateurs served special dishes geared solely around locally grown strawerries, like strawberry crepes from Bird Street Cafe & strawberry margaritas from Casa Vieja! Everything was so delicious & spirited & we are SO looking forward to doing it again next year! We hope you're as excited as us & we'd love some feedback or suggestions about what we could add next year! 

Birdseed Feeders

#1 Recipe:

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup water

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

3 tbsp corn syrup

4 cups birdseed 

You will also need: 

Large mixing bowl

Cookie cutter of any shape

Nonstick spray

Chopstick or bamboo skewer

Parchment paper

Cookie sheet

Twine

#2 Mix flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup. 

#3 Add birdseed.

#4 Stir well. 

#5 Spray the inside of a desired cookie cutter with nonstick or vegetable cooking spray. (You could also wipe it down with vegetable oil.) 

#6 Place cookie cutter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spoon mixture inside of cookie cutter, pressing mixture firmly with greased fingers. Tip: The more you press it down, the less shedding of seeds you will have.

#7 Using a chopstick or bamboo skewer, make a whole near the top. 

#8 Remove chopstick.  Then slowly pull away cookie cutter.

#9 Repeat until you've used all the mixture. Tip: You should spray the cookie cutter after every five shapes, that way it won't stick. 

Let them dry for about 6-8 hours or sit overnight. Then tie twine through the hole and hang for birds to enjoy.

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