Showing posts with label fruits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruits. Show all posts

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Strawberry picking and smoothie

Here is an easy refreshing smoothie. We made this using strawberries we picked at the farm.

1 ripe banana
1/4 cup strawberries washed and top removed
1/2 cup milk or more
1/2 cup water as needed if it is too thick
1 to 2 tbsp sugar to taste if needed

Blend everything together and serve chilled.
Fresh picked strawberries from local farms are satisfying. It is lots of fun to take the family and harvest strawberries. This would be a wonderful activity to do with children. They will love crawling and picking these sweet berries.
We also bought a hanging plant early Spring this year. It is lots of fun to harvest from the garden even if it is just a few. If strawberries are planted on the ground it will spread so I prefer to have a hanging plant, this is a colourful addition to the garden. We will try to take care of it Inshallah (God willingly) during the winter so we can have some next year :)
Beautiful white flowers and hanging strawberries.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Strawberry streusel cake


1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 tbsp melted margarine
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

For the streusel topping
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup cashews optional

In a medium bowl mix all the dry Ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir these ingredients with a whisk.
Add all the wet ingredients, vanilla, margarine, milk and egg. Beat this till it is well mixed.
Pour the batter into buttered and floured pan. Arrange the sliced or chopped strawberries on the top laying them evenly over the batter.
For the topping in another bowl combine the flour, sugar and nuts with the butter use your
hands to make the mixture into a crumbly texture. Sprinkle the topping over the strawberries.
Ask an adult for help with the oven and to check.
Bake at 350F in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes till the cake is done, test with a skewer in the middle. Let the cake cool before serving.
This recipe is from here.

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