I am officially pink.
It’s the result of strawberry-mania that’s taken over our house.
See, they’ve even taken over my blog design!!
Do you remember my Winter obsession with cranberries? I think the same happens during Summer but with strawberries. Don’t get me wrong – I am not complaining. My daughters think it’s cool that mommy is all pink now. 🙂 Girls love pink!
Did you know that one ounce of strawberries have more vitamin C than one ounce of oranges? That makes them a fabulous antioxidant source. And we all need that. The red color comes from anthocyanins, that help reduce inflammation. Vitamin C is good for your brain’s functioning and helps rebuild blood vessels and bones. It also helps keep your blood pressure low, as does potassium – also found in strawberries.
So with all that in mind, I am happily indulging in these red gems. Aside of eating them straight from the bowl ( which is our favorite way ), I love to use them in my baking.
I shared my Strawberries and Cheesecake Chocolate Bars and Sweet Rolls with Roasted Strawberries and Cream Cheese Filling.
I have also made a strawberry version of my Chocolate and Berries Blondies , Berry Banana Bread and Homemade Berry Pop Tarts and strawberry muffins ( jumbo and mini size )! Yum!
I hope you are enjoying the abundance of strawberries also! If you are out of ideas of what to make with them, I hope that you can find some inspiration among my recipes.
Next weeks installment of Kitchen Know-How will be about strawberries and a way of preserving the season in these little gems.
Tomorrow, there is a major thing happening, here on CCS! So make sure to stop by! It’s going to be fun!
Do you fancy strawberries? 🙂