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Old 06-09-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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I am having a brunch/awards show for my class and their parents on Monday morning. I bought a ton of strawberries. I want to cut them up. Can I do that tonight? The issue is that my mom will do it tonight, but can't do it tomorrow. I hate cutting strawberries, but know that once cut they don't last long.

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I have heard that if you use 2 parts of water and 1 part of vinegar (apple cider or white) and put the strawberries in this mixture, swirl them around, and then rinse them it removes the mold spores and the berries will last longer. I'm not sure if it will help them last once they are cut up.
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You can cut them. However, if they there is any chance of them getting bumped around or if they have to sit on top of eachother, I'd wait. They are so delicate and quickly turn into juice.
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I don't know how you are using them for your ceremony. One way to cut the strawberries quickly is to use a hard boiled egg slicer. I think I learned about this from a Pampered Chef party. Just take out the hull, and put the strawberry on the slicer, and viola - uniformly sliced strawberries. They are perfect for putting on ice cream sundaes and topping angel food cake/short cakes. Maybe this will help if you are worried about time and spoiling.
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Since you aren't using them until Monday, I would use the vinegar rinse to keep them fresh for now. If you have a wegman's near you I bought this really cool thing that has 4 metal prongs that you put in the green end and it pulls out the part you don't want. It is really fast. I did 3 containers today in no time. Now if you want to slice them quickly, use an egg slicer like you use for egg salad. It will go quickly and you could just do it yourself late Sunday or early Monday.


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Thank you for the advice. I will have to try to find the slicer. I think I have heard of using the egg slicer before.
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