Strawberry Smoothie

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My sister Laura taught me this one ( as I write about food, I’m noticing that my sister Laura has had a bit of influence with my culinary techniques ). Very quick, very yummy, very easy:

– a cuppa milk
– frozen strawberries
– some sugah

Stick this baby in a blender until smooth and Smoothie-like. Add milk or strawberries as needed.

To this simplicity, I’ve added ( due to husband research )

– one egg
– a big scoop of whey
– some branched-chain amino acids

What you get is yum. A belly filling yum. A moreish yum that keeps on keeping on.

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Strawberry Smoothie

20121122-164533.jpg

My sister Laura taught me this one ( as I write about food, I’m noticing that my sister Laura has had a bit of influence with my culinary techniques ). Very quick, very yummy, very easy:

– a cuppa milk
– frozen strawberries
– some sugah

Stick this baby in a blender until smooth and Smoothie-like. Add milk or strawberries as needed.

To this simplicity, I’ve added ( due to husband research )

– one egg
– a big scoop of whey
– some branched-chain amino acids

What you get is yum. A belly filling yum. A moreish yum that keeps on keeping on.

Strawberries and Chocolate, It Don’t Get Much Better

Strawberry 2010

The Strawberries are showing their ripe little faces early around here.  Both France and Spain’s strawberries are available and they are both succulent. … except France’s strawberries are better.  The small, funny looking ones taste the best.  Something that’s nice to do after everyone is leaning back, pants loosened, going on and on about what a great griller you are is to get out the strawberries and chocolate.  I pop about a half a cup or so of heavy cream in a pot and stick in on the grill.  After all the food has been cooked, the charcoal is usually just right for a slow warming of cream.  I then break up a bar of semi-sweet melting chocolate and add it to the cream stirring slowly.  Once it’s all incorporated, stick it in the middle of the table along with the strawberries and dig in.  No double dipping!
Swirling Strawberry
You Need:

  • Strawberries – Local strawberries are best.  The strawberries grown for shipping (like those sold at Costco) Look great, but don’t taste like strawberries.  I’m not sure what they taste like.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate for melting (Ghirardelli is nice if you can’t get Nestle)
  • Heavy cream

Do To It:

  • Warm cream
  • Break up chocolate bar and stick in cream to melty the chocolate

Voila!

… and nothing goes with strawberries better than a brut Champagne!