Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Scent of Summer


It's British strawberry season! Hurrah! Mr Marmalade can't stand strawberries but Jimmy and I love them especially with liberal amounts of double cream. I soak mine in rose syrup for a while before adding the cream. I do this with raspberries too, and I also add rose essence to my Eton Mess.


Sometimes I just add rose essence to whipped cream, and sandwich it between two meringues. HEAVEN.

I also add a smidgin of rose syrup to my G&T .


Apart from eating strawberries and photographing my roses, I have also been catching up on the Allotment

15 comments:

Moogsmum said...

mmmm....going to HAVE to go strawberry picking this week...

xxx

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That sounds and looks yummy!!
♥ Teresa

Susie said...

Oh no! Now I want strawberries and will have to wait until after winter in Aussieland to get the lovely big fat sweet ones.
Enjoy yours and pity us downunder

Christy said...

mmm such yummy scents and images evoked!

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

ohhh i had strawberries last night~lovely and eaton mess is the best way to eat them!

Gina said...

Rose syrup sounds worth having!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Never heard of Strawberry syrup... but I will be hunting it down now! lol

x Alex

Tracy said...

A rose lace G & T... Eton Mess...thank goodness it's summer--hooray! :o) But your hubby doesn't like strawberries? Shock-horror... Never heard of such a thing--LOL! I love strawberry time. We had sliced strawberries in a sugar syrup over ice cream this weekend--gorgeous simplicity. Hope you are feeling better, Julia... I'm sure a little extra strawberries is helping. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

driftwood said...

strawberry and rose G&T oh my. might have to try that.....

have you tried balsamic vinegar with strawbs, or black pepper, strange but delicious xox

dottycookie said...

Rose flavoured G&T? I think I may have just died and gone to heaven.

Where do you find the rose syrup? I think it qualifies as essential groceries ...

Alison Friday said...

Strawberry's are my favourite;-)

The Coffee Lady said...

Rose syrup, did you say?

(makes note)

Billie Jane said...

Having had my fill of tropical fruits I yearn for strawberries... but mine are not ripe yet... guess I will have to go shopping.. :-)

Diane said...

Very tasty looking tip!!

summerfete said...

I have had such a glut of strawberries this year!
My husband doesnt understand that when something is in season you have to eat them, once they are gone they are gone!

I've made jam and today I've tried sorbet for the first time ever!

I shall prob blog about it tomorrow.