Posts Tagged ‘strawberries

Homemade Strawberry Muffins

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A few weeks ago I took the kids strawberry picking. It was on my summer bucket list, and I am so glad we checked it off before I broke my ankle. We stumbled upon the strawberry farm quite unexpectedly. The kids and I were driving home after a weekend at Notre Dame when we (almost) [...]


Minted Strawberries for a Birthday Brunch

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  Sweet little Evie celebrated her birthday a couple weeks ago. Summer birthdays are the best – warm sunshine, windows open, cute little dresses.  I was born in January…in Chicago…and 30+ years later I still hate the winter! So, I love celebrating Evie’s special day during the warmer season. My parents came over for a [...]


Strawberry Lassi

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Lately we’ve been enjoying bacon and eggs for breakfast.  It is such a hearty way to start the day, and the eggs from our co-op are delicious in an addicting sort of way.  But, with summer here I am now in the mood for a lighter start to the day, so I’ve brought back our [...]


Nutella & Strawberry French Toast Sandwiches

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As I’ve written about before, our favorite breakfast seems to be some sort of smoothie.  I can load the blender up with a creative array of fruits and vegetables, and we all very happily enjoy a very healthy start to our day.  Unfortunately, the glass jar to our blender broke, and while I try to [...]


Healthy Strawberry Dessert Shake

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We returned late last night from a trip out east visiting my husband’s family.  After we put the kids to bed, Chris and I both wanted a little late night snack.  Unfortunately, because we had been out-of-town for the better part of a week we didn’t have much in the kitchen.  Time to improvise! Chris [...]


Strawberries and Cream Shortbread Tart

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Our friends Casey and Michele invited us over to their house for dinner last night.  It was a glorious summer evening in Chicago – street fest right outside the front door with live music, warm weather and clear skies, amazing food and great friends. Michele made grilled corn-on-the-cob, garlic bread, peel-n-eat shrimp, grilled artichokes and [...]


Going Bananas Over Strawberries

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The local produce market I shop at once a week had a sale on domestic strawberries – just $0.50 a pound!!  Granted, the fruit was about 5 minutes from going bad and it wasn’t organic, but at that price I just couldn’t walk away.  So, I scooped up four packages, raced home and spent yesterday [...]


Strawberry Jam in the News!

My strawberry jam recipe has been published! Thrive NYC Magazine ran an article about preserving nature’s bounty, and the author highlighted my recipe because my version is “as hassle free as you can get.” Here’s the article http://www.nyc-plus.com/NYC_49/savingsummers.html And, in case you missed the jam recipe here’s the link: http://www.homemademothering.com/2009/04/stawberries.html Did you like this? Share [...]


A Strawberry Shout-Out!

My strawberry jam recipe was featured on a great website called BudgetSmartGirl.com. I feel so honored! http://budgetsmartgirl.com/2009/08/13/preserving-summer-produce%E2%80%A6without-canning/ Just in case you find yourself drawn to the amazing deals on strawberries right now, here’s my recipe: 6 oz organic strawberries 3/4 cup sugar juice from 1/2 lemon Mash strawberries with a potato masher in a saucepan. [...]


Helado con Fresas

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One of my husband’s favorite treats is ice cream. While I could take it or leave it, he really seems to enjoy it. So, I decided it was time to start making it at home. Ice cream from the grocery store has two problems: 1) its kinda pricey and 2) it is loaded with garbage. [...]


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