Saturday, February 28, 2009


Yesterday I bought a basket of strawberries. The weather has been very warm, and since Irapuato is the major producer of strawberries in Mexico, I just had to buy some. "Some" meaning about five or six kgs. (about 10 pounds). They are very cheap here. The basket cost $6o pesos (about $4.oo dollars).
What, you may ask, do I do with so many strawberries? What I usually do is use them for strawberry "water" (agua de fresa), milkshakes, and strawberries with cream. Since they spoil very fast, I slice them, and layer them with sugar. Then I put them in small bags and freeze them. Whenever I am going to make a milkshake or water, I just toss the frozen contents into the blender and presto.

This is a typical strawberry basket. There is even a strawberry market
that only sells them. I had already taken
out some of the contents. It is
sold full to the brim.

Right after disinfecting them. Aren't they beauties?

Little does this strawberry know what it's fate will be.

A dusting of sugar, and plop, into my mouth!!

Layers of sliced strawberries and sugar.

And for desert, strawberries, cream, and sugar.

If you ever come my way, I will treat you to this. That is, if you are not allergic.
Have a great Sunday!!


el dan said...

mmmmmmm. delicioso.
it has been long since i haven't read your lovely posts, so i am catching up with them...
semana cultural fue super bien.
muchos besos

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I love strawberry milkshakes--
I might have to drop in for one :)

Angie said...

Mi casa es tu casa, Candace.
You are welcome to come anytime you want...