Strawberries and allergies

By |2021-11-30T09:10:42+02:00Nov 30th, 2021|Interesting Anecdotes|

Strawberries are usually very well tolerated, but allergic reactions may appear  — especially in young children. Strawberries contain a protein that can cause symptoms in people who are sensitive to birch pollen or apples — a condition known as pollen-food allergy. Common symptoms include itching or tingling in the mouth, hives, headaches, and swelling of the lips, face, tongue,

Haloumi & strawberry toast

By |2021-12-07T09:29:28+02:00Nov 26th, 2021|Lunch, Recipes|

Ingredients 1 Slice oat bread (rye or wholegrain) 2 Slices haloumi Butter Lemon slices Fresh strawberries, sliced To serve Red spring onion Lemon zest Method : Fry the haloumi in butter and lemon juice until golden and soft. Toast your bread of choice. Layer the toast with haloumi, strawberries, lemon zest and spring onion. Serve

Strawberries, the little fruit that packs a healthy punch

By |2021-11-03T14:11:20+02:00Nov 23rd, 2021|Interesting Anecdotes|

Strawberries are excellent when it comes to boosting our immune system. Helping us fight disease and restore our health. And we know that red berries are believed to be cancer-fighting fruits. Strawberries are rich in vitamins and minerals, and since they have very few calories, you can easily combine them with your weight-control programmes. Widely

Strawberry & Lemongrass shortbread squares

By |2021-12-07T09:29:00+02:00Nov 19th, 2021|Dessert, Recipes, Snack|

Ingredients: Crust: 1 Cup Cake flour 3 TBS confectioners’ sugar ½ Cup butter, chilled and cut into small blocks ½ TSP pink salt Topping: 1 Cup fresh strawberries, hulled & cut in half ½ Cup granulated sugar (see comment if you want to omit sugar) 3 Tablespoons of cake flour 2 Large eggs, plus 2

Strawberries, cream and tennis

By |2021-12-07T09:30:13+02:00Nov 16th, 2021|Dessert, Recipes|

Ever wondered why strawberries and cream is served at Wimbledon tennis tournaments? The winning combination of strawberries and cream was introduced in 1509 by Thomas Wolsey – an English statesman and Catholic Bishop – also right-hand man to King Henry VIII. It is believed that he first served this dish at a lavish banquet and

Strawberries are good for your mind

By |2021-11-03T12:11:00+02:00Nov 9th, 2021|Interesting Anecdotes|

Research has found that an eating style based on the Mediterranean and DASH diets — to reduce blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke — could also lower the risk for developing Alzheimer’s and keep your memory sharp. Brain-healthy foods identified in these studies include a healthy daily dose of strawberries, which can play an important

Honey & Ginger Strawberry Pie with an Oat Crust

By |2021-12-06T09:10:54+02:00Nov 5th, 2021|Dessert, Recipes|

Ingredients: Crust 200 g Oat flour 175 g Gluten-Free Cake flour 55 g Castor sugar 250 g Butter, cut into cubes 165 ml Ice water 60 ml Apple cider vinegar Optional: use any other cake flour of your choice for the crust Filling 500 g Fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and halved if large ¼ Cup

Strawberries: A truly spellbinding fruit

By |2021-11-03T11:40:48+02:00Nov 2nd, 2021|Interesting Anecdotes|

Strawberries are easily one of the most alluring and widely recognised fruits.  Throughout the ages, strawberries have captivated the imaginations of many, including artists, poets, and writers including Shakespeare. The fruit has widely been regarded as a symbol for Venus – the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and luscious red colouring. Strawberries