Contact Us

Strawberry Fields (and Wine) Forever in WNY

In my humble opinion, the strawberry is the judge, jury, and executioner of the berry world.  It’s always been my favorite (don’t worry, blueberry, you take the top spot in my pie-flavor-favorite…and raspberry, you rule my jam world), starting with my childhood obsession with Strawberry Shortcake (the doll, not the dessert).

ToysRUs
ToysRUs

If you’re a fan as well, you may already know today is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day.  (What’s that? You DIDN’T know that?!?)  While I’m not a fan of the berry’s counterpart, it actually does have some interesting traits….

Rhubarb actually makes for a great cleanser for burnt skillets.  If you rub a cut stalk of it over the skillet and let the oleic acid do it’s work, apparently it cleans beautifully!  It’s so high in this acid, by the way, that the leaves are toxic to humans.  The stalks are edible, though, and have been known to reduce blood pressure, increase fat-burning, and to generate brain myelin!

Here’s a recipe in case ya feel the need to bake this weekend!

Grilling
MCT via Getty Images

Celebrating the ruby red strawberry this weekend is simple.  Just head to Forestville for the 37th Annual Merritt Estate Strawberry Festival.  It’s this weekend (Saturday, noon to 10p and Sunday noon to 6p) at 2264 King Road.

Strawberry wine, shortcake, beer, plus a car show and lots more, like live music, including local favorites Strictly Hip on Saturday from 7p to 10p!

You may have sampled their “famous” Sangria Wine Slush at one of our Wine and Chocolate Affairs…and yes, they will also be flowing!

Download the Mix 96 Mobile App

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix96buffalo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.