June 29, 2011

two kinds of strawberries

we went strawberry picking on monday, i still had some fresh pulp left in the fridge and yes some of it has become marmalade by this afternoon. i don't generally like strawberry marmalade, but the home made one is an exception. for the recipe this afternoon, i used almost two lbs berry pulp and 1/2 lb small cut apricots (they are from france, as the swiss grown once are not yet ripe and i just could not resist to buy them yesterday).
we had to try the marmalade for dinner on our buttered breads, o and it tasted resistible!

and here was thea's afternoon snack, plain yoghurt with strawberry pulp and honey sweetened puffs

i had a strawberry shake, without any sweetener and it was just perfect. i would never order this in a restaurant, but making it with fresh berries and a glass of regular milk was superb

of course within moments we both sat in front of an empty bowl and glass

and now to the other kind of strawberry. i found it at the weekly market, and bought it because it just sounded so wonderful and yummy "erdbeerenspinat" in english it is called Strawberry Blite with the even very long latin name of Chenopodium capitatum
the plant definitely has grown bigger then i expected, but it's ok, the greener the better and i'm now starting to enjoy the red colour of the berries too!

look at them they have been growing and when i ate the first one today i found myself wondering what it really tastes of...
i'm not sure the berries are rather bland and have little seeds on them. they are not as meaty as strawberries and have more a texture like black berries. we will see how the kids like them as soon as they discover the eat-ability of those red fruits

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