Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Strawberries and Happy Summer


Are you ready to sink your teeth into summer? With the solstice just hours away, it's time to think about all that's sweet about the season. And apparently strawberries are the happiest fruit - in a survey from London University, 86% of people said that just thinking about a strawberry relaxes them. Sounds about right as just a bite seems to hold all that is lovely about summer - picnics and parties and leisurely lunches on the lawn...


At our house they are served up with just a few drops of Sirop Rose and some spicy rose sugar (late of the Rose Martinis)....


But summer days are long, and I'm sure that there will be many reasons to dress up these happy berries in a bit more fancy finery. Here are six yummy ideas for how to make the most of your berry harvest:



Happy weekend, everyone! An here's to the happiest summer! XOXO

17 comments:

  1. The taste of strawberries just about sums up summer. Our local ones are incredibly sweet and it's always such a treat to go strawberry picking. Although I'm happy to eat them simply with cream, I'm always on the look-out for new recipes. How pretty yours look in the gorgeous blue and white bowl and those strawberry shortcake skewers look so unusual and indulgent!

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    1. Strawberries and cream are just divine - looks like there were a few at your lovely birthday tea. Have a wonderful summer, Miss B!

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  2. Well unfortunately I am allergic but still serve them all the time, as they are a family favorite plus they are so pretty:) Enjoy your day and weekend Jeanne!

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    1. Oh no, Tina! Such a terrible allergy. They are almost as pretty to look at, though, as they are good to eat - especially in our favorite blue and white. Hope you enjoy the weekend, too, Tina! XOXO

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  3. I love berries and made the most lovely berry bread which is lovely at breakfast or served with tea or for a dessert. Have a sweet weekend. Fran, over at Green Street blog posted about her recent berry picking which you should see. We met one another last time I was down in KY.
    pve

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    1. Strawberry bread sounds so yummy, Patricia! I'll have to check out Fran's strawberry post, thanks for the tip! Hope you have a sweet weekend, too! XOXO

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  4. Strawberries and summer are pretty much synonymous in my book...these all look amazing!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Jeanne! xoxo

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  5. i have feasted on my share of summer strawberries today, and tonight shall be not be without strawberry eating as well. and champagne tonight, oui? oui! happy weekend, beautiful artist.

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  6. Happy Summer, Jeanne!! I am hitting the farmer's market tomorrow and will be getting some strawberries for the weekend. My fav is chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum!!

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