The barrage of fresh fruit continues! It is still summer (or at least it is pretending to be in London) and as such we celebrate the myriad of beautiful fruit that blooms as this time of year!
The Strawberry has long been entwined in the story of Chocolate. From Valentine's Day to sensual evenings in the boudoir, Chocolate and Strawberries have been a love affair from day one.
Put them together in a Cake in a Mug and things really do start to heat up ;)
But if that isn't enough of a reason to add some Strawberries to your Cake in a Mug, then maybe some Strawberry trivia will pique your interest.
Did you know:
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. Although they are technically berries, unlike other berries that have seeds on the inside, strawberries host over 200 seeds on their skin! Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve ;)
Native Americans were eating Strawberries way before Europeans landed in North America. Ancient Romans used the berries to treat everything from depression to fever and sore throats. The perfect temperature for strawberry plants is between 55 and 78 degrees (Fahrenheit) and their flavour is influenced by weather, variety, and ripeness when harvested.
So what are you waiting for, get your Strawberry on!
Your taste is so sweet
You are my favourite
spring time treat
With kisses, I consume you
And your love you do share
You fill me with nutrition
You fill me with care