Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Freezing Strawberries and Strawberry Milkshake

As the Strawberry season is coming to an end, it is really good to freeze some for the coming months, especially considering the price of frozen Strawberries in the Grocery stores. So when I got my hands on some, I bought and made it into frozen ones. The procedure is very simple and can be done easily if you follow these steps. This is what I did.
Method of Preparation
  1. Select Strawberries without any bruises or cuts.
  2. Wash and pat them dry. Remove the leaves and stems.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet without touching each other. Cover it with a foil or plastic wrap.
  4. Keep it in the fridge for one hour and then transfer it into the freezer. This will give the effect of freezing Strawberries individually.
  5. Once frozen, put all of them together in a zip lock bag and store it in the freezer till ready to be used.
  6. These berries will stay good for a long time and can be used for making desserts, smoothies and milkshakes.
  7. These frozen berries will not hold their shapes if thawed.
  8. Freezing individually first is very important, otherwise  in the end the berries will stay is one huge mass.


    Recipe No: 66                                   
     Ingredients                                           Makes 2 Medium glasses
    • Cold Milk…………………..1 ½ cups
    • Frozen Strawberries…..10 medium ones
    • Sugar………………………..3 tablespoons or as needed
    • Strawberry Ice cream...1/2 Cup
      Method of Preparation
      1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth but still thick.
      2. Pour it into glasses, decorate with Strawberries and serve cold.

      Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and
      serve it to your family with love…


      Unknown said...

      Thanks for sharing the way of freezing strawberries.I did freeze some today.Looking forward for more...:)

      Indian Khana said...

      Yum ..and thanks for the sharing the method...

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