Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Kipper and I are both very fond of strawberry tarts – crisp, buttery pastry topped with lashings of cream and juicy, ripe strawberries. Mmmm. Unfortunately, they often fall short of perfection. Usually, the ratio of cream to strawberry is too much in favour of cream, and there are not enough strawberries.…

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Hazelnut meringue 3-berry ice-cream sandwich

Hazelnut meringue & triple-berry ice-cream sandwich.

Summer is upon us. Time to dust down the gelatomatic 3000 and get cracking on the ice-cream making. Any excuse… A surplus of delicious summer berries inspired this fabulously fruity triple-berry ice-cream, bursting with ripe strawberries, juicy blueberries and tartly tasty raspberries. As you might imagine, Kipper was extremely keen on…

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Watermelon & berry salad with basil mint sugar

Watermelon berry salad with basil-mint sugar

I made a big box of this watermelon and berry salad as the dessert for our bank holiday picnic, but in the event, we all had ice-creams from the ice-cream van instead 🙂 Fortunately, it was packed in a cool box, so was still in a fit state to eat after dinner…

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Rhubarb and strawberry ice-cream sundae

Rhubarb and strawberry ice-cream sundae

All the yummy things are coming into season at once! Hurrah!  For my last birthday, DH bought me an ice-cream machine. It is a behemoth of a machine called the GelatoChef 2200 – which would only sound more Wallace and Gromit if it were called the Gelatomatic 3000, frankly. It does make…

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