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Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho | Playful Cookinglink to Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho

Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho

About four years back, I had attended a blogger gathering organized by California Strawberries. It was in the scenic city of Carmel. We visited several farms, spoke to the talented farmers, learnt all about strawberries and gobbled on the sweet fruit for three days in a row. This year, I am joining hands with them once again to spread more strawberry love with this Strawberry and Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho.

Strawberry Chia Compote | Playful Cookinglink to Strawberry Chia Compote

Strawberry Chia Compote

The light was beautiful and I had a plan for next day breakfast, so I decided to just go with the flow. Although it was not the best day to take out my camera as the little man was home, but those strawberries looked gorgeous and I was eager to photograph this super simple compote. And I sure did take a little many shots. Does the world really need another recipe of strawberry compote? I don’t know, but I tell you what, if you haven’t added chia seeds in your compote before, change that! Chia seeds on any fruit compote…

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Strawberry Tiramisu

Every weekend, we like to start our day with a full plate of breakfast which has a lot of eggs, bread and may be, a little cheese :) Last weekend was special and it called for a special breakfast. And I wanted it to be something sweet! I don't have a sweet tooth but Arvind really loves sweet and so, starting the day with some dessert would be the perfect 1st Anniversary gift for my hubby :)

California Strawberry Farm Tour | Playful Cookinglink to California Strawberries Farm And Culinary Tour

California Strawberries Farm And Culinary Tour

Can you fancy eating strawberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner for almost three days back to back? Well, that was precisely what I did last week at the ‘California strawberries farm & culinary tour’. You can say I was on strawberry high by the end of the tour and for me that was a perfect way to relish summer. If that was not enough, I came home with two humongous boxes of strawberries to resume the indulgence.

20 Dessert Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cookinglink to 20 Dessert Ideas For Valentines Day

20 Dessert Ideas For Valentines Day

After a fancy breakfast and a lavish meal, the day should end with an amazing dessert. I feel that a celebration without something sweet is incomplete. So, I have this last round up of 20 desserts for the Valentine’s Day. All of them are really easy to put together. These sweet treats are divided into two categories - Chocolate Lovers and Not a Chocolate fan. I hope you will find your pick and end the day on a sweet note.

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20 Breakfast Ideas For Valentines Day

I have never been a morning person and so, the weekday breakfast is mostly toast and oats. Unless, it’s a weekend or a special day that calls for a special breakfast! I have a round up of 20 breakfast recipes that could help you this Valentines day. A little boost of color on the breakfast plate helps to kick-start the special day in the most positive way. The best part is that none of these take a lot of time!

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Fennel Roasted Strawberries Labneh Crostini

This Fennel Roasted Strawberries with Labneh Crostini is one of those light summer appetizers that you could enjoy anytime of the year. The Labneh is creamy, mildly sweet from the strawberries and honey. You spread it on tiny crusty bread slices or use as a dip with crackers. It is even great with granola for breakfast.

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Chia Mango Pudding

Chia Coconut Mango Pudding is a creamy chia pudding. I prepared it with coconut milk layered with mango bites and topped with more coconut flakes. It's smooth and deliciously sweet at every bite with a mild crunch from the coconut flakes. You can make this chia pudding with any variety of seasonal fruits you like. But I have to say that mangoes it extra tasty.

Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt | Playful Cookinglink to Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt

Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt

After a heavy lunch and several super tight hugs to all the lovely folks, I left from Carmel Valley Ranch with a bag full of goodies from the CA Strawberries Tour. My chauffeur (yes, I got a fancy ride for the tour) was a very interesting tall lady with grey hair and a very loving personality. What I assumed to be a boring drive, which is why I even carried a book with me, turned out to be quite the opposite. We chatted the whole time! We discussed recipes, seasonal ingredients, cherry picking, strawberry picking and how it gave her…

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Napa Wine Train

A boy and a girl met through common friends and there was no sparkle or anything even close to that. One year down the line, they became best of friends and even till date, they don't know how and when they fell in love with each other. For a long time, he was in US and she was in India. The long distance relationship made their love even stronger and last year, on 26th Feb 2010, the wedding bell rang and we said 'I do' to each other :) We celebrated our first anniversary last weekend and it was fantastic.…