Strawberry Streusel Shortbread Squares


Crumbly shortbread, juicy strawberries and sweet streusel  – these squares have it all! Pretty, portable and oh so tasty, they’re a great dessert for summer.

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Strawberries have always been one of my favourite foods.  I spent a whole week blogging about them last summer – my very first theme week!  So I’m super excited to be a part of a Strawberry Celebration with Canadian Food Creatives. We are a group of Canadian food bloggers who get together to share recipes on a common theme. Thanks to Amanda at The Cinnamon Scrolls  for hosting this month’s party! Follow the links below or check out #CDNFoodCreatives on social media to see all of the strawberry awesomeness!


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Strawberry Rhubarb Squares (Healthy and Gluten-Free!)

Strawberry Rhubarb Squares by the Bluenose Baker

Strawberry week is wrapping up here at the Bluenose Baker! If you missed the other posts, catch them here and here. I’ve got a few more theme weeks up my sleeve – any suggestions of things you’d like to see?

When I started planning out my strawberry week, I knew that I wanted to include at least one healthy-ish option. Fresh berries are delicious and healthy on their own, but you don’t need tons of butter and sugar to bake with them. These squares are full of whole grains and healthy fats, with no gluten and very little refined sugar. They’re also delicious!

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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

It’s all about strawberries this week at the Bluenose Baker! Today’s recipe is an old family favourite, a simple but scrumptious strawberry pie. I’ve previously shared recipes from my paternal grandmother, Nanny; but this recipe comes from my other grandmother, my Grammie. It’s one that’s been on the “to blog” list since the very beginning, I’ve just been waiting for the good berries!

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Strawberry Muffins

DSCF4799edited Strawberry Muffin by the Bluenose Baker

Welcome to the Bluenose Baker’s very first theme week! You’ll see three new recipes over the next few days, all featuring succulent summer STRAWBERRIES!

Strawberries are quite possibly my favourite fruit. I love them by themselves, in healthy snacks and in decadent desserts. I buy them whenever they’re on sale throughout the year, but I live for the few weeks in the summer when they are fresh and local. Nothing compares to the scent and taste of a perfect ripe berry that was on the plant mere hours ago. This year my mom and I picked 27 boxes at our local U-Pick and I have been happily finding ways to use strawberries all week.

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