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    Strawberries

    Post by graham64 on Sat Jan 30 2016, 23:33

    Not usually impressed with Spanish strawberries but I got some from Asda called Victory and they are not bad at all, not the dark colour of the normal Spanish ones sweeter and not as hard overall, worth a try if your missing English varieties  Cool


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jan 31 2016, 12:34

    Just love strawberries, raspberries, blue berries ... even blackberries with a nice helping of double cream !

    So thanks for the tip here re the ones at Asda Smile

    Perhaps have to make a strawberry sponge cake ?

    http://lowcarbdiabetic.forumotion.co.uk/t310-strawberry-sponge-cake?highlight=strawberry+sponge+cake


    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/oh-no-not-strawberry-lowcarb-sponge.html

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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Jan 31 2016, 18:48

    until the spring I've given up on fresh berries, I'm on the frozen ones, they are much stronger, i only ever eat them in yogurt and they are perfect as the yogurt dilutes the strength, i was sick of hard strawberries, that gone rotten a day after buying them, maybe get the boss to buy some of those and try them, as i do love a strawberry, thanks mate
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    Post by chris c on Sun Jan 31 2016, 19:31

    My mother had a fetish for never eating strawberries until Wimbledon. I must confess some of the out-of-season ones can be pretty mediocre, she had a point, but with the increase in glasshouses I do tend to eat them over a longer season.

    My favourite is Elsanta but there are some other varieties which are quite good - and some that are well below average. I'll have a look and see if these are in the Co-Op.
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 18 2017, 22:22

    We've been enjoying British strawberries for some few weeks now ...
    I usually look for Elsanta or Sonata but this week I bought the Murano variety, and they taste good, especially when served with some double cream sunny

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    Post by chris c on Wed Jul 19 2017, 22:43

    I got some Elsantas! And clotted cream! Add some ground flaxseed and drizzle with brandy and summer is here!
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jul 22 2017, 19:04

    @chris c wrote:I got some Elsantas! And clotted cream! Add some ground flaxseed and drizzle with brandy and summer is here!

    Sounds delicious ...

    We have enough in the fridge for tonights meal ... soon to be served, but then I need to replenish strawwberry supplies  sunny

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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 03 2017, 11:57

    Bought some 'Prize' strawberries yesterday ... hadn't tried these before, but they tasted good to us

    'Large well formed light coloured conic berries are typical with acceptable flavour and excellent shelf life'
    http://www.berryplantsltd.co.uk/strawberries/ever-bearers2/prize/

    We're still enjoying the strawberry season, are you Smile  Question

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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jun 05 2018, 19:50

    Recently bought some wonderful tasting Hampshire strawberries ...
    They are being enjoyed with a few blueberries and double cream after our dinner Smile

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    Post by graham64 on Tue Jun 05 2018, 22:08

    There's a good selection of strawberries around I bought a variety called Favori grown in Hereford this week, they are sweet and juicy but will need eating quickly because they are really ripe


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    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 06 2018, 21:05

    @Jan1 wrote:Recently bought some wonderful tasting Hampshire strawberries ...
    They are being enjoyed with a few blueberries and double cream after our dinner Smile

    All the best Jan

    Oh yes, last time I was down your way we went strawberry picking somewhere near Burley.

    Haven't had any yet this year.
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jun 07 2018, 18:18

    @chris c wrote:
    @Jan1 wrote:Recently bought some wonderful tasting Hampshire strawberries ...
    They are being enjoyed with a few blueberries and double cream after our dinner Smile

    All the best Jan

    Oh yes, last time I was down your way we went strawberry picking somewhere near Burley.

    Haven't had any yet this year.

    Yes, there are many 'pick your own' sites.
    The grandchildren love visiting them to ...

    I always think it's best to make the most of the British strawberry season, you just can't beat it sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Fri Jun 08 2018, 21:09

    They took us to the fields in a horse and cart!

    Yes I just had my first of the year, from the greengrocer and looks (and tastes) like a mixed batch of varieties.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jun 10 2018, 22:43

    We had a wonderful family BBQ today …
    Lots of younger family members were present.
    After the wonderful choices of chicken, sausages, burgers and salmon and so much lovely salad the dessert was laid out...
    Well as we are in the middle of Strawberry season there were some wonderful tasting strawberries on offer complete with ice cream for those who wanted it and double cream too  Smile
    Yummy!

    Hope your day was a good one.

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    Re: Strawberries

    Post by chris c on Mon Jun 11 2018, 21:24

    Oh bless!

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