Showing posts with label strawberries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label strawberries. Show all posts

November 4, 2013

What's new this November at Disney Junior

Watch Sofia the First special episode on Sunday November 10th at 11:30am, as Belle comes to the episode “The Amulet and the Anthem.” This is a chance for you to earn 25 bonus entries into Disney Junior’s Princesses & Heroes contest

August 2, 2013

Strawberry Banana Milk Bars

With the summer heat we are always looking for ways to cool down, so I made this delicious milk bars or popsicles with strawberry and banana. In June when it was strawberry season in Ontario, it has become our tradition to take the kids and pick our own strawberries in a local farm close to home. I usually remove the top and cut the strawberries into two and freeze it. 

January 23, 2013

Giveaway to celebrate the upcoming Strawberry Shortcake Musical Tour

As big fans of Strawberry Shortcake, we are excited that she and her friends will be coming to the Sony Centre, Toronto on Sunday February 17th at 1:00pm.  This would be wonderful show to watch during the Family Day long weekend.
Before the girls hit the stage there will be a special show by Doodlebops, whom my children enjoy watching on TV.  Doodlebops siblings Rooney, Moe and Dee Dee Doodle will take the stage in a live concert performance that will get the audience movin’ and grooving’.

Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat is touring in many cities in Canada and US.  In the musical Strawberry Shortcake, and her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding and Cherry Jam, prove that little girls can do berry big things as they prepare for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show in Berry Bitty City.  
Here is a recipe to make Strawberry Shortcakes in your home :)
2 cups strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered
3 tbsp icing sugar
Mash 1/4 of the strawberries with a fork and toss all the strawberries with icing sugar and leave for 1 hour at room temperature.

1 cup flour
3 oz caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt 
1 cup whipping cream
Sift flour with 2 oz sugar, baking powder, salt and add cream slowly using a fork to toss lightly until the mixture forms a clump.
Gather the clumps, do not knead the dough.  Shape into a 6" log and cut 6 slices and place in a lightly greased baking tray. Sprinkle 1 oz sugar and bake until light golden brown at 400F for 15 minutes. Cool in a wire rack.

to serve
1 cup whipping cream whip till soft peaks form

Once cooled cut the 
shortcake in half horizontally using a serrated knife.
Top each bottom half of the shortcake with whipped cream then layer some strawberries and place the tops. Can add some whipped cream on the tops as well.

One person in Canada can win this Strawberry Shortcake DVD and book by entering the giveaway through the rafflecopter below before February 10th.
Please make sure to follow all my social media networks, leave a comment and share about this giveaway.  Winner must respond within 24 hours from the time of contact to claim the prize.
Strawberry Shortcake DVD and book giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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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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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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