Strawberries and Cream

Simply Elegant: Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Everybody loves strawberries with whipped cream, a classic dessert.  Whip fresh cream with powdered confectioners’ sugar according to your taste, or with your choice of alternate sweetener. I used a pastry-bag to pipe the cream in the photo, but you may also put it into a plastic zip-bag with a corner snipped off to squeeze out the wonderful stuff. This gorgeous red-and-white combination may be served alone or set atop a piece of poundcake, or the American favourite, shortcake. Another variation is to drench the fresh strawberries in a reduction of sweetened pomegranate juice for more colour and flavour. Of course, you could serve your strawberries and cream as my Cornish grandfather preferred– just use cream straight from the bottle, pour it over your fresh strawberries, and sprinkle it all with a bit of sugar.

©M-J de Mesterton


Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

Pom Wonderful, a Truly Remarkable Drink

Pom Wonderful, an Amazingly Health-Promoting Juice


…polyphenols in pomegranates aid in muscle recovery, improve cardiovascular health, prevent prostate cancer, treat diabetes and improve erectile function. Pomegranate juice is also low on the glycemic index scale, is highly bioavailable and is rich in powerful antioxidants.

Other independent and academic studies have illustrated the same benefits, as well as that pomegranates improve digestion, reduce the risk of breast cancer, decrease inflammation and improve brain health and memory.