Do you know how big strawberries in Mahaboleshwar get bigger every year? The size of these cute berries is a mouthful this season. I wonder what’s the new technique, or is it purely a kind of scary strong fertilizer they’re using.
Anyway, to find something that look and feel organic is so difficult now a day. But if you go to the farm, and see how earthy they grow these things, it sounds safer.
So while the strawberries is about to say goodbye to the market, I think I needs to do a few things before they’re really vanished. Strawberries are not available throughout the year in India. So, if you’re in love with their luscious flavor and color like us, then you need to hoard them for a year at home. I’m going to make some homemade jellies, crush, jams, sauce and even frozen strawberries. The foreseen temperature this summer is terrifying; I think these strawberries preserves will make it more bearable.
Today, as the fresh strawberries are still flourishing in the market, I make some pinkish lemonade to beat the heat.
It’s fresh and easy to make. What I love the most is that candy-like flavor in every sip.
Ingredients: (yield about 1 ltr.)
400 gm fresh strawberries
1 lemon- juiced
1/2 cup sugar (honey will a healthy option)
Some ice cubes
850 ml chilled water
1. Blend strawberries in the blender and strain to get the smooth, thick sauce.
2. In the jug, mix fresh strawberry sauce, sugar, and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Add lemon juice and ice cubes.
4. Adjust the taste and serve chill.
It’s very refreshing so we’ll be needing this all the way through the end of summer. That’s why I need to stock a few bottle of homemade strawberry crush, a concentrate strawberry preserve used to make drink. I will share the recipe of the crush with you later.
Have a nice day,