Desserts, Snacks

Strawberries from the childhood

June 23, 2014

strawberries

Whenever I think about summer months when I was a child I see big baskets of strawberries. At the beginning of a summer I would eat strawberries straight from a bush, but as the days went by my eagerness towards them would die out slowly. One of the reasons would be the abundance, they were brought over from an allotment every single day. My mom would encourage me to eat them as a snack. If we don’t eat them, they get spoiled – she said.

So every day my mom would set up an example, she would place strawberries into a bowl, add some thick cream and sprinkle it with sugar. Then she would smash it with a fork and in this kind of smoothie texture she would dig into it. I’ve never liked it. I was always a minimalist. I would eat them with no additions, or if strawberries weren’t super sweet I would have sprinkle them with some sugar.

Last year when we visited Tuscany, we were served strawberries with honey and mint. I don’t know why I haven’t thought about it before. Such a simple upgrade took them into new level.

strawberries

I know none of these is a proper recipe, but I thought it maybe interesting to learn how do you eat strawberries. Maybe there is some brilliant trick you can share with me?

We were traveling a lot last week. It means a lot of photos and stories from my favourite places from Dublin and surroundings, but it also means I wasn’t really cooking for a while, so hopefully soon I will make some real, delicious recipe for you. Strawberries with honey and mint

Simple strawberries

Strawberries and sugar
  • strawberries, hulled and halved
  • sugar

Place the strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with some sugar. The amount depends on strawberries sweetness and your liking.

Strawberries, honey and mint

  • strawberries, hulled and halved
  • honey
  • mint

Place the strawberries in a bowl and drizzle them with some honey. The amount depends on the fruit sweetness and your liking. Stir in mint leaves.

Strawberries, honey and rose water

  • strawberries, hulled and halved
  • honey
  • rose water

Place the strawberries in a bowl and drizzle them with some honey and rose water. The amount depends on the fruit sweetness and your liking.

Strawberries, cream and sugar

  • strawberries, hulled and halved
  • sugar
  • double cream

Place the strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with some sugar. Add a few spoons of cream. Smash strawberries with a fork lightly.

Those were my ways for strawberries, what are yours?

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12 Comments

  • Reply rise of the sourdough preacher June 24, 2014 at 07:11

    Magda I’ve never considered strawberries honey and mint either!
    Like you I am a minimalist and love my strawbs simple, maybe with a squeeze of lemon and a light sprinkle of sugar…but your Tuscan version is deifinitely something I must try…thank you!
    I wish you a lovely week
    Lou

    • Reply Magda June 24, 2014 at 22:34

      Lou, you should, especially if the honey is delicious, like the one we had in Italy, but I guess everything tastes better in Tuscany….
      Have a great week too.

  • Reply myfussyeaterblog June 25, 2014 at 12:42

    I love the sound of strawberries and rose water!

    • Reply Magda June 25, 2014 at 13:03

      That’s my latest discovery Ciara. I’ve been looking into strawberry smoothies and one of them used rose water, such a brilliant idea.

  • Reply Amielia June 25, 2014 at 18:20

    Strawberries – still wet from washing dipped in sugar! thats how i had them as a child…yum!

    • Reply Magda June 25, 2014 at 19:01

      Exactly like this Amielia! How did you know?! :)

  • Reply huntfortheverybest June 26, 2014 at 01:57

    i love strawberries with cream. i’ve recently discovered i like the flavor of rosewater, so i’d like to try that. the honey and mint sounds nice too.

    • Reply Magda June 26, 2014 at 11:47

      Huntfortheverybest, there is something delicious about rosewater, I have resolution to use it more often.

  • Reply naturallyjoanna June 28, 2014 at 03:56

    Juz sie balam ze nie umiescisz truskawek ze smietana bo to jest dla mnie przypominka z dzecinstwa. Nawet ostatnio robie to dla mojej corki i nawet jej smakuje:)

    • Reply Magda June 29, 2014 at 23:28

      A ja nigdy nie moglam sie przekonac do takich ze smietana, zbyt rozcienczaly mi smak truskawek ;)

  • Reply spadeforkspoon July 14, 2014 at 13:02

    Raspberries give me the same kind of food memory; taking me back to my Grandpa’s garden. I’ve blogged my favourite five raspberry recipes here http://spadeforkspoon.com/2014/07/13/favourite-five-raspberry-recipes/
    Would love to hear what you think?

    • Reply Magda July 16, 2014 at 11:32

      I love raspberries too SpadeForkSpoon, but unfortunately I’ve never had an abundance of them. My aunt had a few bushes, but it only worked when we were visiting her :)

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