Friday, May 6, 2011

I had to show you these



I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these,






and these.






Oh, and these just seem kind of plain now, right?






These are pineapple-strawberries (or pineberries),






and these are raspberry-strawberries (or strassberries).






Both were insanely expensive but I had to have them. I couldn't resist the opportunity to savor them.






Both are softer and smaller than regular strawberries and have a sweet taste and smell. The combination of flavors is evident by their names but the strawberry flavor is doubtlessly dominant.






If I were in Greece this Sunday, I would be using them to make something special for my mom, who I haven't seen in so long and who I miss very, very much.

Instead, I will have to enjoy them all by myself. Er, I mean with S.








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26 comments:

  1. I didn't even know such things existed. I cannot stop looking at the pineapple strawberries.

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  2. Hi Denise. They are incredible aren't they? When I saw them at the super market I think I screamed with excitement. I'm geeky like that.
    The pineapple-strawberries are a Dutch cultivar.

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  3. Yes, they are incredible looking. I'm geeky like that too.

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  4. I didn't know all these varieties of strawberries existed. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. Wow!!!!!!! These are incredible! I'd love to taste them.

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  6. Those strawberries are gorgeous - I need to seek them out, would love to try them! I am so sorry you will be missing your Mom in Greece this Mother's Day but I am so happy to have found your beautiful blog! I just signed up to follow you - stop by and visit me sometime at www.theglamorousgourmet.com. Looking forward to your next delicious post - Cheers!

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  7. I had no idea there were such things!
    I would be very curious to taste them!

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  8. The raspberry strawberries are such cuties, hadn't heard of them until now. Hope you get your wish to see your mother soon.

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  9. Wow, I've never seen this before!

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  10. Stunning little guys! What will they think of next?

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  11. Lovely! The world needs more strawberries, and good ones!

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  12. Those are so beautiful. I need a "scratch n' sniff" computer screen. Okay, I would prefer a "scratch, sniff n' lick" screen, but I don't think either version has been created yet! David

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  13. The deep red berries are very much like those from my father's garden in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, nearly half a century ago. He patiently enriched the rocky soil, mulched them in winter, and in spring covered the patch with cheesecloth to dissuade the birds. Those plants were old-fashioned non-hybrids that bore fruit but once a year, and with no need to ship them any further than the few paces to the kitchen door, he allowed the berries to attain ruby perfection. For a few brief weeks from early summer to the Fourth of July we had strawberries on sweets biscuits, or in cream, and for Whitsunday Mother served strawberries sliced over snowy wedges of angel-food cake. Juice from purloined berries dripped from our chins as we children ran barefoot through the cool emerald lawns, mild sun and dappled shade among the blue hills. Thanks for the luscious memories. Mark

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  14. Thanks for sharing these berries....I will look for them here!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  15. Pineapple strawberries, I-MUST-HAVE!!!! They look amazing & I'd be as tempted as you were girlfriend.... & being so far away from your mom on Mother Day..., well then whats a girl to do but indulge a little eh :)

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  16. Oh gorgeous!! I have to link my blog to this post, it's like all my cousins on one plate! I hope I can find them in my farmers market this summer!

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  17. The Glamorous Gourmet — thanks for stopping by!

    vegetarianirvana — thank you

    David — "scratch, sniff n' lick" screen : that would be something!!

    Mark — thank you for sharing such lovely memories!

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  18. What, what, what. Where did you see these...pray tell. My strawberry loving family would be over the moon! Gorgeous

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  19. I found them at Sligro. I'm sure your kids would love these!

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  20. hello! first time here and already looking forward to seeing what's to come!

    i was going to ask if these came from the natuurwinkel, but apparently they're from Sligro. so interesting. having lived in NL for a year (and my sister still lives there - you guys share a town), it'll be nice to reconnect with my time in Amsterdam through your posts about what's happening on that side of the world.

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  21. never seen white strawbs like that! amazing! thanks for sharing and happy mom's day too.. wish i could have seen my mom too..

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  22. I've never seen these. I'll have to keep my eyes open for them when I'm shopping. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Oh my gosh, I need to try these! Totally worth the extra dollars just for the fun experience :) Thanks for sharing!

    Sues

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  24. I had never seen or heard about these! The white ones are really surprising...wow. My mom was on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean too and haven't seen her in a while.

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  25. wow--how did I almost miss these? it is strawberry time in full force here--but those Dutch cultivars have yet to appear in my market! I'd love to try them, though. thanks for the sharing your great find!

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  26. Oh, I wish we could have some of these berries in Greece!!!

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