Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Let me take you down...

I go to the Farmer's Market every weekend to get my supply of fresh fruit and veggies and I can never pass up red, ripe strawberries. Those juicy little suckers call to me... despite my Mum often whispering in my ear "yooooou knooooow you still have 2 baskets uneaten."

So here's what I do when I have an over abundance...

Shelly's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping

1 1/2 cups fresh Strawberries, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I use Vanilla)

Cook berries over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Mashing to desired consistency. Remove from heat. Add Syrup.

Pour into sterile jam jar (boil for 15 minutes to sterilize). Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks or if you want to have it longer just can it.

This makes a great topping for "ricottage" or cottage cheese pancakes, cottage cheese, Fage Greek yogurt, it's excellent on top of my Strawberry Ricotta Custard or a sauce for fruit salad or dipping grilled fruit kabobs.

;) It also makes a great Strawberry Margarita

Shelly's Strawberry Margarita

2 cups Ice
1/2 cup Shelly's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping
1 cup Tequila (the good stuff - my choice: Patron Silver)
1 Lime, juiced
Splash of Orange Juice

Blend in blender till smooth.

Cyber no value bonus points for the first person to sing the rest of the title of this blog entry.


Mysstwalker said...

cause I'm going to....Strawberry Fields....nothing is lalalalala Iforgottherestofit


DCY said...

...cause I'm going to "Strawberry Fields," where nothing is real and there's nothing to get hung about, "Strawberry Fields Forever" or something like that, sometimes I hear different words than what is really being shoot me. I usually make up my own words anyways.

By sending you this comment, I have just aged and dated myself. Can you say, 51? Paul still looks good to me, LOL

Awwww, what do you mean we don't get extra points, I want extra points.:( Whiney butt strikes again!!!

BTC said...

'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields ... Nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about ...
Strawberry Fields forever.

Tara said...

cuz I'm going to strawberry fields, nothing is real....

mmm, strawberries are a staple here when in season.

cnardozzi said...

cos, I'm going to strawberry fields; nothing is real

Shrinky Inky said...

mmm, yummylicious strawberry goodness. I'm going to our local Strawberry Festival this weekend (Arroyo Grande) and our central coast strawberries are to DIE FOR this season. I have some every night.

Ammie said...

...I will show you all around, down in Cabo. Let me take you down! Face down in Cabo, kissin' the ground!

Ok, so I don't know the strawberry song everyone else knows but this song (Let Me Take You Down by Van Halen/Hagar) fits your prompt and your strawberry margaritas! ; )