Archive for May, 2009

Strawberry Feast

Strawberry Pictures, Images and Photos
It is late spring and it is Strawberry Season. I went out with my daughter  to our favorite neighborhood park and took a bowl of juicy, vibrantly red, so very sweet strawberries with us. Sitting in the sun, under a gorgeous blue sky we ate our strawberries and felt sheer heavenly bliss.

Strawberries are at their most delicious from now to July. They are truly best eaten just as they are. Here are some berrylicious tips to bring some sunshine to your eating:

Add them to your smoothies. Try an avocado strawberry or a mango strawberry smoothie. Yum!

Strawberries add gorgeous color to any fruit salad.

They add vibrancy and a touch of sweetness to a green salad.

Slice them, sprinkle with some lemon or orange juice and dig in.

Blend them and use as a fruit couli.    

For my birthday last year I made a raw pie topped with strawberry couli and strawberry slices. Delish!

Make the most of Strawberry Season. It is such a delicious part of spring and summer.


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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers Day Pictures, Images and Photos

My Mom leaves far away in Africa and  I do miss her. This is for my Mom and all the Moms in the world.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  Sophia Loren

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. T. DeWitt Talmage

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. Mildred B. Vermont

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author

Here is last year’s post on Mother’s Day.

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Tropical Paradise Smoothie

papaya Pictures, Images and Photos

I have fond memories of my Dad making Papaya smoothies while growing up in Uganda. This is a smoothie I would have for breakfast on my holiday in Zanzibar last year. I was staying at my brother’s hotel and having a fantastic time. It has only two ingredients and is so easy to make if you do not have to make the coconut milk yourself. Check here on  how to make your own coconut milk as well as it’s nutritional benefits.

1 glass coconut milk

1/2 small papaya

Blend and savor this fluffy and delicious smoothie.

If you are not inclined to make your own coconut milk you can use  organic coconut milk or coconut powder by Wilderness Family Naturals.

Papaya papaya was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. It’s beautiful color is reminescent of the tropics and it’s taste really luscious. It is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid as well as  minerals, potassium and magnesium and fiber. Choose papayas that are slightly soft to the touch.

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