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Seasonal Strawberries for Scrumptious Saturdays #5

Scrumptious Saturdays is my series of weekly roundups.  I am frequently surfing around the interweb looking at lovely pictures of food and finding delicious new recipes that I want to try out. I thought it might be handy for you if I shared some of my favourites with you each week.

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The first of this season’s strawberries are now appearing in the farm shops and farmer’s markets here.

British strawberries

They are so juicy and tasty that they are well worth waiting for and I just don’t understand the people who buy the insipid tasteless offerings year-round in the supermarket.

My first punnet of strawberries was eaten au-naturel with friends on a picnic last week. I was sneaky and only took half the punnet so that Mr Vohn and I could enjoy the other half with some delicious Madgascan vanilla ice cream. They were so good that we ended up standing in the kitchen eating all the strawberries before the ice cream was even ready!

I tried a little trick that I found somewhere on the internet months ago – you know those tips that you see and wonder if they can possibly work? This one does – it is the simplest quickest easiest method for hulling strawberries, using a plastic drinking straw, and there is almost no waste. Genius!

How to hull a strawberry

So now strawb season is here my thoughts are turning to recipes. You know me and my love of pavlova, so that’s likely to be the first dish I make with my next punnet of strawberries. I also want to try these ideas I found on other blogs…

These Yoghurt Berry Parfaits from Sandra of The Foodie Affair are a brilliant combination of lemon curd, yoghurt and homemade berry sauce. I think they’d be great in little jars in a cool bag for a picnic.

Yoghurt berry parfaits

click the pic to see Sandra’s recipe

Camilla at Fab Food 4 All has come up with this genius recipe for Quick one-punnet Strawberry Jam. When Camilla says “quick”, she means it – this jam is ready in 20 minutes!

Quick one-punnet strawberry jam

click the pic to see Camilla’s recipe

I am in love with this amazing-sounding Frozen Strawberry Vodka Martini by Anyonita at Anyonita Nibbles. I am so out of the habit of making cocktails but I think this might kick-start a summer-long obsession!

Frozen strawberry vodka martini

click the pic to see Anyonita’s recipe

Here are a couple of my own strawberry recipes from last summer…

Strawberry Coulis – tastes great with ice-cream

Strawberry coulis

click to pic to see my Strawberry Coulis recipe

Speaking of ice cream, do try out my Strawberry Crunch Ice cream – the crunch is broken meringues scattered throughout – Yum!

Strawberry Crunch Ice cream

click the pic to see my recipe for Strawberry Crunch Ice cream

 

So, do tell me dear reader, what is your own favourite strawberry dish?

Vohn
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