Monday, 18 June 2012

Strawberry Smoothie

 Today the sun has been shining and there have also been clouds.  Sous Chef J decided he needed a summery drink to 'get into summer' so decided to make a smoothie.

As is good practice, he gathered the ingredients (but forgot the orange juice in this pic) then set about preparing his Vitamin C packed drink of delight.

It's a simple to make concoction.  He puts all the ingredients into a container then whizzes them with the Braun Hand Blender (although, after seeing a Vitamix demo at last week's Good Food Show, he keeps telling me one of their blenders would be better!!)

Using a handful of hulled strawberries, juice of one orange and a whole ripe banana as a base he added a squirt of lemon, a squeeze of runny honey, a splodge of natural (home made) yoghurt and a dash of vanilla extract.

Then WHIZZZZZZZ.  Pour out into "suitable receptacles" and enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Simple Strawberry Meringues

As the weekend has been busy, we needed a quick pudding. Sous Chef J is a fan of meringues, so we grabbed the three 'ingredients' and made our speedy individual meringue cakes.

 What we used were some shop bought mini meringues, a few strawberries and a small amount of double cream.
 Sous Chef J hulled and sliced a few strawberries.
 He then whipped the cream.

Finally, two of the mini meringues were sandwiched together with a big blob of whipped cream, placed in a cake case and the sliced strawberries were placed on top.  You could use other fresh fruits such as slices of kiwi fruit, cherries or grapes... whatever takes your fancy.