Flavours of summer virtual picnic and celebrating this month’s flavour: Strawberry Lemon Pudding

 

What says summer more than a picnic?

I often wish I lived close enough to a bunch of my blogging buddies to go on a real picnic but we’re separated by thousands a kilometres.

Christine from ‘Cook the Story’ has figured out the next best thing a virtual picnic.

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From June 26-July 2nd we’ll all be showcasing some of our favourite picnic foods full of the flavours of summer AND we’ve got prizes galore!

There’s 8, $50 gift card, Jennifer’s books Summer Thyme and an assortment of products from the sponsors.

Who are our sponsors?

The wonderful folks from: Vidalia onions, Gourmet Garden Herbs and Spices,  Johnsonville Italian Sausages, Mangoes, Avocados from Mexico , Stemilt Cherries and watermelons.

We’ve got a tweet chat this afternoon from 4:30-5:30 that we’d love for you to join us and a PinChatLive on July 3rd from 4:30-5:30.

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I’ve got fun recipes with some of these goodies coming up and BOY has the family enjoyed getting ready for this challenge. I’ve actually got 6 great recipes that we’ve been playing with outside for the last month. 

At the end of this post I’ve got the rafflecoptor link for the prizes, remember that though bloggy love is universal you are only eligible to win if you live in the U.S.

We’d also love if you play along and link-up with your favourite picnic treats too.  The linky is right at the end and will be active on every picnic post.

I thought I’d start picnic week off with strawberries.

 

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Picnics are fun and so is pudding.

Why not start off my virtual picnic with dessert? 

I just love pudding.

I would have it everyday.

When I was a kiddo I got super spoiled with homemade puddings from my Grans and my Mom.

No instant packets for us just bliss.

Homemade pudding is so easy to make and once you’ve started the flavour combinations are endless.

A homemade double boiler (bowl over a pot of simmering water), cornstarch, a bit of sugar and lots of delicious full fat milk.

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This dessert is particularly wonderful with a layer of strawberries on the bottom and another on the top. Just ready to be devoured.

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 A great dessert for a crowd and easily doubles.

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Strawberry Lemon Pudding
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1 litre milk
  2. 1/3 cup cornstarch
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. zest and juice of 1 lemon
Strawberries
  1. 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  2. 1 T balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 T sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix together the cornstarch and sugar. Beat in milk and lemon zest and juice. Place over a double boiler and whisk together over medium heat for 10 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  2. Mix all strawberries ingredients together.
  3. In 8 glasses add 2 T of strawberries on the bottom. Divide the pudding between the portions and top with remaining strawberries.
  4. Great cold or at room temperature.
Notes
  1. The balsamic is the perfect way to sweeten up berries that are not quite ripe yet.
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And my amazing fellow picnickers are:

Mother Thyme
Cook the Story
It’s Yummilicious
White Lights on Wednesday
{i love} my disorganized life
Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Sweet Remedy
Big Bear’s Wife
Cravings of a Lunatic
Kokocooks
Katie’s Cucina
The Tasty Fork
Scarletta Bakes

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Comments

  1. This dessert looks incredible! Perfect for a hot summer day! So happy to be partipating in the virtual picnic with you! It’s going to be a yummy week. :)

  2. This pudding looks so fresh and light. Perfect for a summer day. Yay Summer!

  3. :D The pudding looks divine. What a fun way to gear-up for Independence Day (although you’re Canadian) but I appreciate it!

    I’m working on our menu for next week. This post and links will come in handy! Plus, my older daughter and I are in charge of snacks @ church next weekend.

    xo,
    RJ

    • Oh! Fab! Let me know if you need help with ideas. We’ve got Canada Day on the 1st and will be red and whiting it all up.

  4. This looks so good. Can you believe I’ve never made pudding from scratch… sigh. Must make soon.

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