Updated: Jun 1
Hey, you! 🍓🍓
There are many reasons to be happy that winter is over.
Snow, ski, and hot comfort food are great but eventually there's a need for new things.
If there's one thing that I love about spring / summer, that would definitely be the fresh fruits. Winter is so boring - I basically just eat bananas and clementines! Not that there's anything wrong with banana and clementines, but after a while it's tiring. Plus, some of my favorite fruits are in season in Spring and Summer.
Strawberries, Melon, Cherries, Watermelon, Peaches ... Sounds like heaven!
Speaking of Strawberries ... those are usually the fruits that I find first in the beginning of Spring. You can be sure that I always grab lots and lots of strawberries! That is until more fruits become seasonal.
It is important to wash thoroughly strawberries. If you don't, then you will most likely ingest harmful bacteria or pesticides. I once read in an article that a lot of pesticides are used for strawberries, more than any other fruits in fact! I also read that strawberries are like sponges, which is why it is better to wash and dry them at the last minute - when you're about to enjoy them! If you do it ahead, there will be more chances of them spoiling faster.
So here are some of the ways I've been enjoying Strawberries so far:
Fruit Boxes - This is something I used to make for us back in the Philippines. I stopped, but I'm seriously considering doing this again.
Smoothie Bowl - There are smoothies and there are smoothie bowls! On a hot summer day, this is the most refreshing thing you can eat.
Strawberry Shortcake - I make this every year. Each year, it gets a little better, but it's still never good enough - taste wise and aesthetically. So, see you again next year!
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - This year, Baby Girl discovered the joy of combining chocolate + strawberries. She's always asking me to buy chocolate bars to make this.
And finally, Strawberry Chia Jam. We recently filmed a recipe video for this. Check out the next post to see it. It's a wonderful alternative to the traditional strawberry jam.
What are the ways you enjoy strawberries? I'm curious to know!