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Monday, January 18, 2010

VERY STRAWBERRY DREAMZ WITH A VANILLA BEAN for Feasting on Art Recipe Contest.’

Pink candy floss......baby dresses w teddys.....red roses...pinky promises.....oh la la la tra la la la...the strawberry season is...not round the corner but right here....



Love is in the air and its raining pink all around(red for me its still christmas till i officially enter the lovey dovey season of valentines...)and it wouldn be fair not to dedicate a post ....or 2 or.....whatever to all the strawberries and the strawberry lovers all around the globe.........



And for the sake of the cute strawberry,aint going to delete but have all the pics here...doesnt our dear sweety strawberry deserve all this from us and i do hope u guys find her cute...i've done the best i can....coz i love the STRAWBERRIES TOO....DO U????



AND NOW INSPIRED ON THIS BEAUTIFUL PAINTING ,A WORK OF ART , ARE THESE STRAWBERRY DELIGHT WHICH AM ALSO SENDING TO A FANTASTIC SUPER BLOG ,FEASTING ON ART...FOR THE SUPER CONTEST ...HOP BY HERE TO KNOW MORE....... 

MEGAN ,IS THE SUPER GAL BEHIND FEASTING ON ART AND SHE REACHES OUT THE GLOBE OVER , RIGHT THERE FROM SYDNEY........


AINT THAT A VERY BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING PICTURE......

And its thanx a tons loads to a dear BLOGGING BUDDY JOANNE, that am here at this amazing contest today....art inspired ...aint it simply wonderful...... 




There's a basketfull...no truckload full...no no.....globalfull(ok thats jus made up-dont look up the dictionary :-))) )of ideas u can have with strawberries besides dipping 'em in ur fav chocolate or a chocolate butter gooey melt down and i sure am going to make the best of 'em...





And every one gorgeously cute(all of u have the most gorgeously cutey hearts) gets a expansive / extensive photo shoot once in their life so doesnt the cutie strawberry deserve one too?Ok Ok u have loads of pros who have shot the strawberry so so beautifully but here's a photo shoot and some delciousness with the WONDERFUL STRAWBERRY.....


We jus got a more than a couple of boxes(the small ones)of our first strawberries and we had a feast on 3 versions of my



BERRY STRAWBERRY DELITE.....
thats a basic strawberry shake in 3 different ways......


1)SKIMMED MILK WITH HONEY AND ALL THE STRAWBERRIES U WAN for a healthy twist.

 2)SKIMMED MILK,CREAMY POWDER MILK ,STRAWBERRIES AND SUGAR or ICING SUGAR.




3)LOADS OF ICE,CREAMY MILK POWDER,ALL THE STRAWBERRIES U WANT N SOME SUGAR.
GET UR BLENDER OUT AND WHIP UP A BERRY STRAWBERRY DREAMZ DELCIOUS CREAMY STORM AND ADD SOME CREAM IF U FEEL LIKE IT..

Also another facts that (as far as i know and have experienced and even jus read it in a mag)is that strawberries dont ripen after their plucked-they live their life ...head straight to tantalize ur taste buds or spoil....yeah thats right!!



So well u store 'em rite away in ur refrigeration in a single layer(like my iced cookies outa the refrigeration)and relish 'em..well the sooner the better and if its later...well sauces and jams do great too!!!!


So even while ur getting ur storage right lets get going with a delcious home stirred jelly/jam /preserve or thick sauce as u'd like to call it or actually u can jus control whatever consistency u want...




DELCIOUS HOME STIRRED CHUNKY STRAWBERRY JAM/JELLY/ PRESERVE/ SAUCE/TOPPING WITH VANILLA BEANS.




2 CUPS STRAWBERRIES CHOPPED AS U LIKE


1/2CUP SUGAR OR ICING SUGAR(AS PER TASTE)-u can decrease this if the strawberries are really sweet or increase if sour but 1/2 cup gave a very sweet preserve.


INNARDS OF 2 WHOLE VANILLA BEANS


JUICE OF 1 LIME(AS PER TASTE) AND ZEST....






1)pLACE ALL THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS IN A GLASS BOWL AND GIVE IT A GOOD STIR AND LET STAND FOR A FEW HOURS(I ALMOST TOUCHED 5 HOURS)
THIS HELPS THE RELEASE JUICES AND DEVELOP DELCIOUS SWEET FLAVS ALONG WITH THE SUGARS....U CAN USE IT AS A PANCAKE TOPPING HERE.....



2)nOW KEEP THE WHOLE PINKY BEAUTIFUL MEELE ON THE FLAME ,IN A HEAVY BOTTOMED PAN AND KEEP STIRRING AND STIRRING ON A MEDIUM OR LOW FLAME TILL DONE.




3)TOOK ME ALMOST AN HOUR TO GET THE MIX REDUCED TO HALF-IT WAS QUITE SAUCY IN CONSISTENCY-U CAN STOP HERE OR CONTINUE FOR A FIRMER JELLY AND REMEMBER IT CONTINUES THICKENNING AS IT COOLS.




This recipe is based on my experiments with mangoes last year(no i didn post then)and u can flavour this with cinnamon for warmth,cloves or star anise for a hieghtenned spice sweetness or cardomon for its unmatched flavour.



And yeah would love to add some lemon zest in too-next time or maybe orange ......



Though i did recieve a nice hamper this christmas of a few jams/preserves/jellys -oh those cute tubes i will always love making those delcious home stirred jams et all(i know u do too).


And they are so so good for a season of cookie making(coming soon)
and here perfect for THE THUMBALINAS HERE or

RUGELACH (delcious buttery tender melt in ur mouth cookie) HERE.


SO HERE'S TO A WONDERFUL STRAWBERRY WORLD OF STRAWBERRY DREAMZ WITH VANILLA BEANS IN IT-DO I MANAGE TO LEAVE UP TO MY NAME ...........



STRAWBERRY DREAMZ...PINKY FLOSS....

WANNA JOIN IN MY FIRST PINKKI SATURDAYS WITH THIS POST BUT WILL FIGURE IT OUT IN A BIT AND LINK THIS POST SOON......






33 comments:

  1. i actually get lovely korean strawberries here and i am just dying to make the strawberry jam just because i have NEVER made jam before:) definitely <3 strawberries to the maxxx

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  2. I ama big fan of Strawberries and after seeing your post today, I feel like having stawberries now...
    Beautiful Clicks:)

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  3. Oh Chocolate cup(ok Amy but chocolate cup is so so sweet)u must try a jammy delite-its easy peasy and u'll love the natural flavour-if u want a smooth jam u can blend ,after u let it stand and before taking to the flame...
    Maybe u could do a post on Korean strawberries if possible,we'll all be delighted to read and see 'em and ur chocolate strawberry cuppy's rocked....

    Thanx a ton Rachana-yeah we are big fans of strawberries too!!!

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  4. What gorgeous photographs. It all looks luscious, though I must admit to being a gal always in the jam. I freeze it in summer to enjoy when the sky cloudy and gray - like today. Bob and I are huge fans of berries.

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  5. Lovely, lovely strawberries! So fresh and pretty and delicious! :-)

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  6. I just love strawberries! And the jam looks amazing!!!
    Cheers ;)
    M.

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  7. Just loved all the strawberry pics...mouthwatering recpes...my family loves strawberry and cream!!!

    very good site..good work

    cheers

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  8. Those strawberries brightened my day! Oh the jam looks delectable.

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  9. I love ur precious tips MAry-thanx a ton.

    Thanx a ton Rambling tart.

    Thanx a ton M.
    Thanx a ton Jagruti and Chef Aimmee....
    To all of u all i so value ur kind words-delites me and am jus hopping by to ur respective blogs.

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  10. Love all your strawberry pics and the strawberry jam/preserve! I make a similar one but adding vanilla beans is new to me, I can imagine they would taste really good.. thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh, how I wish we had access to gorgeous berries like these. My mouth is watering, but it will be many months before fresh strawberries are available in cold NY.

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  12. What gorgeous strawberries, and the jam looks so good! My store hasn't had too many strawberries lately, i miss them!

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  13. Pics look luscious !!! I love strawberries and will try this out

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  14. I'm waiting for strawberry season but our patches dont open till May. But they should be showing up in stores soon! That makes me do the happy dance! Your jam looks amazing! :)

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  15. Link it up, please, at Meatless Mondays on my blog. I think it is perfect.

    Those strawberries are beauties.

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  16. I love, love, love fresh strawberry jam! The photos are excellent.

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  17. I've juste discovered your blog via Nadjibela, everithig is lovely and seems delicious.
    I'll probably visite tyou offten
    have a nice day

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  18. Eu sou amante de morangos, logo este post também é dedicado a mim :) Que fotografias lindas desses moranguinhos!! Apetece comer! E essa compota de morangos está sublime! Adorei e quando chegar a época dos morangos em Portugal, vou fazer a tua receite!
    beijinho Grande Mia :)

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  19. I usually have strawberries coming out of my ears during the summer - I'll be bookmarking that jam recipe!!

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  20. Your jam looks GORGEOUS!! So delicious. Id love to slather some on my toast.

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  21. That strawberry jam looks wonderful.

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  22. MMmmmmm, there is nothin' like a good strawberry to make this Ozarks farm chicks toes curl. I'm in love with them. When I make the jam I always make hot homemade hot rolls to sop it up!

    From the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

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  23. I am so glad you posted this at Meatless Mondays at my blog. Hope you will return, next Monday.

    You are the best.

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  24. What a great post on strawberries! Strawberries are definitely my favorite fruit!

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  25. You are making me absolutely CRAVE strawberries which is unfortunate because they won't be in season here for many more months! That jam looks fantastic. I love all of your spice variations and advice about what flavor each spice will contribute. Cinnamon strawberry jam...ideal.

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  26. Love all your strawberries pictures...enjoyed very much!

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  27. Thanx a ton Juliana....

    Yeah Joanne,ur season has yet to start and then u can go wild with all those strawberries.

    Thank U Sook,u have a wonderful blog out there.

    Oh Chaya,would love to come as muc as i can-u have so muc posts up there dear ,and great ones-am jus hopping by to visit every new post.

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  28. Thanx PJ,love to share when u guys love 'em and love all u share too!!!!
    Vanilla beans or even real extract(have this thick homemade one i have)would work well as muc as cinnamon,cardamon or cinnamon and cloves.

    Oh Arlene,YEah but soon u'll have wonderfull strawberries knocking at ur door.

    Thanx 5 STar Foodie,i miss 'em when they arent around too.

    S ,i hopped by ur blog too(as did everybody's here)and loved it too-thanx a ton!!!

    MEgan u have so muc up since i last came by to ur lovely world but have it sorted now-oh i would love to see ur patches opening up..and yeah r stores will look good with 'em too ,will be working more with strawberries too!

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  29. Thanx so much Pam,i love love love strawberry jam too and so so glad to have this wonderful company...cheers!!!!

    Oh Evouchette,i love hopping by at Nadjibela so muc too and me to will love to visit u as often as i can -u have a wonderful world there.
    Thanx a ton.

    Ola mia queridinha Isabel,muitissimo obrigado para palavres gentias com amor.
    Mias palavres nunca cheiga para ezpressaro que me quera dissera...
    Amor e bejinhas mia queridinha Isabel.

    ha Ha Mireya,am grinning now,do stir in the jam and lemme know how delicious it is!!!!

    Thanx a ton Donna,would love to share the toast with steaming cafe with ya!!!

    Oh Nezzy ,u have suc a wonderful blog and i so love the hills n farms and yeah hot rolls so u have plenty of company here.

    Thanx a ton Natasshya and yeah ..YAYAY for valentines....

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  30. Hi Together We Save,is such a cute and kind idea,i wish i lived in the US too and would be so glad to share as well as avail of all the wonderful goodies....

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I VALUE WHAT U HAVE TO SAY SO SO MUCH........
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