Monday, December 13, 2010

Berry Xmas

One of the best things about Christmas down-under must be the fruit! Or at least, for me! Red fruit and berries are so festive, and and instant dessert as well as a table decoration.

This month we have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and plums. I have a few strawberries in my garden, but every night a rat or a opossum eat a few! Grrrr! The plums come from the orchard down the road, one of the last Croatian orchards in West Auckland, the Dragisovich. These are the Wilson Early plums, delicious!

Mostly we eat fruit as it is, but Saturday night I had guests so I dressed some strawberries with lemon juice and sugar: 2 punnets of strawberries, juice of half a lemon and 2 tbsp of sugar.

I let them marinate for 3-4 hours, and then served them with their juice. You can add cream if you like.

Sorry about the photo, it was late at night and I was rushing to bring the food on the table. This must be the easiest dessert ever!


  1. Dear Alessandra
    I like this post and the fast desert too. I always forget that Christmas is in Summer time in southern hemisphere.
    Have a nice week

  2. Molto molto molto belli gli alberelli di frutta, nonchè buoni e salutari!
    Buona settimana ;D

  3. well, Berry Christmas to you, too!
    that's what I call to be original!
    love it!

  4. Berry Christmas to you as well :-). The dessert looks simply delicious. I hope you have a good day. Blessings...Mary

  5. I love your berry Xmas!!! The dessert looks simple and delicious :-)

  6. beautiful of creator, we are done with all berries and striving lives on frozen one...and you are enjoying the fresh one...that is so refreshing and mouthwatering :)

  7. 13 years and still I find it strange to have Xmas in Summer, more now that I am blogging and looking at the dishes of the North... but I guess it must seem even more strange to some of you! :-)

  8. Those little berry Christmas trees are so cute !
    Even if I appreciate the charm of having Christmas in winter, I simply love to celebrate it in Summer- maybe because I was raised this way...

  9. Berry Christmas to you too Alessandra
    Love love berries!


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