straws

Summers are supposed to be fun…for the kids particularly. I can’t say I enjoy it as much as they do but I try. I’ve often said how my body changed when I moved here. Summers tend to be really hot for me even at the 25°-28° range when I grew up having them at 30° up.

I totally lost the will to go out and walk around the city like I used to…and so the kids and I would end up baking, going around the neighborhood buying fruits…Fruits are a few of what I enjoy about the summers. There’s this Piña colada yogurt drink that I always buy from the grocery and it’s sold only until the end of September. There’s papaya too which are brought in from Brazil, different sized berried, nectarines, plums, cherries, satsumas, clementines and watermelons too – all loved by the kids.

Among the fruits, strawberry reigns as the most loved. They’d eat them as is, for that’s how strawberries are best eaten. They’s have strawberries as shakes, as cake addition, as ice cream and yogurt topper or fondue…I think strawberries are totally versatile.

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 So for today, I’m sharing this simple vanilla cream recipe that goes well with strawberries.

Vanilla cream:
220 grams mascarpone  at room temperature
120 grams whipped cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup granulated sugar

How to:

Combine mascarpone and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix on low until soft and peaks form. You can dip your berries or chop them up and combine with the cream mixture.

To store: cover mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use (just beat again).

They’ll have strawberries anytime alright, but dawty loves them as a smoothie!

Smoothie