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Ingredient of the week: sweet summer strawberries


Eating strawberries in the middle of winter can bring a little ray of sunshine to a cold day – but their flavour is only so sweet because they’ve been absent for so long. The perfect strawberry, without a doubt, is the one warmed by the summer sun, so full of juice and life that it is almost bursting at the seams – a little flavour explosion just waiting to be set off.

The English strawberry is about as good a fruit as one could find particular when showcased in the classic Eton Mess or Summer Pudding. But really, these are gilding the lily – for is the strawberry’s most perfect partner a tub of thick, yellow clotted cream, the crust cracked with the tip of the red fruit? Oddly, the strawberry is not classified by botanists as a true berry because its seeds are found on the outside. But our strawbs are definitely found in the fruitbowl.

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to check out the recipe for brandy snaps with strawberry mousse which comes from the ‘Strawberry Tea’ Breast Cancer Care website – head on over to the

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for details of how to host your own fund raising Strawberry Tea this summer as well as lots more delicious strawberry recipes!

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