Monday, November 30, 2009

Strawberry king and his Mochi

strawberry king!, originally uploaded by love・janine.
This is the Strawberry King from love.janine at her flickr photostream. This delicious treat is a Japanese Mochi (is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time. Mochi is also a prominent snack in Hawaii and Taiwan.Wikipedia)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let the Strawberry Eating Begin

First batch of Strawberries
Courtesy of the Berry Bay Farms in Wimauma, Fl

Lucky me scored half a flat (6 pints) of beautiful strawberries yesterday from our friends Michelle and Todd at the Berry Bay Farms. Todd is the farm manager and has been in the Agriculture Business for over 25 years and loves what he does. The website for the farm has all kinds of  "strawberry growing" photo's and info. I didn't know that   they grow onions on the outside row because it's not the favorite place to pick the strawberries (only working on one side).  I'm still learning our different varieties of Florida Strawberries,  (there are seven main varieties) and did you know that   

"Each plant is picked every 3 to 4 days. It takes a strawberry approximately 14 to 21 days (depending on weather) to go from flower to red fruit"    Visit the website to learn more fun facts.
   Today when I got home from work I played in the kitchen making Strawberry Bread Pudding,
Strawberry Bread and Angel Food Cake for Strawberry Shortcake with Hard Whipped  Cream. Yum!                                                 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oregon Strawberry

oregon strawberry, originally uploaded by heatherkh.
A shout out to the Oregon berry! From heathers flickr photostream at Flickr! They are so Beautiful~

I heart Strawberries

cupcake, originally uploaded by hlkljgk.
Love this strawberry cut into a heart! Excellent~

These two yummy photos are from Heather Katsoulis at her Flickr Photostream. Heather is a photographer in Western Mass. She has a beautiful website and blog . Follow the link to get the recipe for this adorable mini strawberry pie~

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fruit Mousse

MOUSSE DE FRUTAS, originally uploaded by Joan Brunés.
I'm not even sure what this is, but I think it is so pretty. The translation is something about Fruit Mousse, From Joan Brune's who lives in Vilanova del Valle's, Catalunya which is in Spain, north of Barcelona. I was having a bit of hard time with the google translator but Joan Brue's is a  dessert/pastry  chef and has a website that is absolutely Delicious.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I found this at the Facebook Strawberry Fan Club. Don't they look Delicious!
I found a couple of recipes at the food networks website.  You pretty much just need semisweet chocolate and white chocolate and strawberries..

This one by "bluejeanmomma"  Gourmet Chocolate Decadence at Squiddo. Blue Jean Momma  even give you tips, like using a plastic ziploc to dribble the white chocolate.

and some fancy swirls..
Then check out this Pie

From the California Strawberry Commission
This is the
Chocolate dipped strawberry Tart with pecan crumb crust

Old Fashioned Strawberry Soda Float

This is from Derr's Soda Fan Club. Derr's Soda is located in Boonville, Indiana and has been around for over a hundred years. Shown here with a scoop of old fashioned Vanilla Ice cream!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Red Strawberries Cute Handbag Purse Pouch Wallet

This little cutie is from Ventichaie Shop at her Flickr Photostream, and can be found at the Venticahaie Etsy store. The prices are Great!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle 
This is from Taste Of  Home website, where you can find the recipe for this Super Strawberry  dessert. I guess I'm on a Tiramisu Kick.. I don't think I can wait for our  "strawberry season" to try this one. Yum

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ice Cream@Tiramisu/Strawberry

WoW! Now I'm on a mission to find out what all this is made from.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Strawberry Cupcake Tart Melt Candles

These Cupcake Candles are  from Candlelynn's Etsy Store where  Jana and Allan create and sell their candles. They have a compelling story of how they used their own creativity and developed plans to prosper after the lose of both their jobs through this tough economy. They now have this wonderful Etsy store full of their yummy concoctions.