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Strawberry Madness and some links on Saturday

Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries. - Lauren Ambrose

Every year when in late May and early June the first Strawberries emerge on our markets and on my balcony my heart jumps of mere joy. There is hardly another fruit that I am so in love with than strawberries. I love their sweetness and their heavenly fruity taste. Most of all I love that basically all you have to do is pick them off their plants and stick em in your mouth. There you have that sweet explosion in your mouth - nothing else needed.

My second best choice is grab some greek yoghurt, some strawberries and a bowl, combine them together and sprinkle with a little vanilla scented caster sugar - not much just a little bit on top. Heaven!

Sadly enough real Strawberry season is over way too quick and those little precious gems disappear as quickly as they appeared at local markets and supermarkets. :( One way to preserve their sweet and fruity taste is to make strawberry jam using just enough sugar to not destroy the fragile taste of my favorite fruit. Refrigerating the whole fruits did not yet give me satisfying results I was hoping for.

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I love strawberries - with a little greek yoghurt, sprinkled with some vanilla caster sugar

Strawberry Madness

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Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry), but doubtless God never did.
- William Allen Butler

Although St Hildegarde of Bingen considered strawberries to be a  kitchen toxin - I do disagree here. Modern science says that one cup (144 g) of strawberries contains approximately 45 calories (188 kJ) and is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids which sounds pretty good to me.

Also they are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and are also a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese. The only downside is that a large portion of the calories in them come from sugars...however the natural sugars in strawberries will not adversely affect your blood sugars because they contain mostly fructose and fiber so anyone can enjoy a serving of strawberries, including diabetics.

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...little, sweet, heavenly tasting Strawberries

Strawberry Madness

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As much as I love strawberries just on their own or with little dollops of yoghurt, here are some really nice and yummy recipes featuring strawberries, that I have bookmarked over the years and made myself as well. You might want to try some of these:

Astrid 09.06.2012, 21.06

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1. von Simone

I looooove strawberries. I think they are just about the tastiest fruit out there and you can use them for savory as well as sweet dishes. But yes it's unfortunate that the season is just too short. Even though the sell them year round here, they only taste good in the proper season!

vom 10.06.2012, 22.22
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