Celebrating my 500th post with some strawberry cream

by Sunita on April 29, 2010

Yes, this is my 500th post. 500? It does surprise me that I’ve been able to carry on writing  this blog with so many posts. Never did I think, on that cold December night, in 2006, when I first created my blog, that I would keep updating it for so long. What started out as ‘just another thing’, has become such a passion. Over the years, my blog has become a place where I have shared snippets from my life. The kitchen plays a very important role in my life and so it did in the blog too.

It’s been a lovely journey so far- I’ve have had the pleasure of sharing whatever little I’ve learnt along the way; have  learnt from others and have also had the pleasure of knowing so many wonderful people from all over the world. Yes, blogging has been good for me. Here’s thanking all of you, my readers, who have been simply wonderful and have lent so much support. It’s been a real pleasure to have known you all.

For me, good things need something sweet. So here’s a little something for all of you. Strawberries are slowly making their appearances in our neck of the woods.

We’ve already munched through the first batch in record time, but a few from the second, are going to feature in today’s dessert- Strawberry cream with dark chocolate and almonds.

It is a very quick, simple and easy recipe. This recipe comes in very handy if you’ve got  guests coming around, got lots of cooking to be done and you need a simple dessert that you can whip up ahead of time. The recipe is very adaptable and yes, they look pretty too.

What’s needed-

125 gms of quark ( a virtually fat free soft cheese) or any other soft cheese
6 tblsp of double cream
3-4 strawberries, washed, hulled and pureed
1 and a 1/2 tblsp of honey ( more or less)

For the topping-

Strawberry slices, dark chocolate shavings and chopped almonds or other nuts

How to-

  1. Beat together the quark, cream and honey till stiff.
  2. Fold in the pureed strawberries.
  3. Spoon the mixture into mini ramekins  and chill for at least an hour.
  4. Arrange the strawberry slices on top and sprinkle the chocolate and almonds.
  5. Keep in the refrigerator till required.

This is a very forgiving recipe. And as I said, comes in very handy when you’ve got guests coming around. They are tiny bowls of yumminess. and yes, a little goes a long way, with this dessert.

Go on, won’t you have one?

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Happy Cook April 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Congragulations Sunita. 500 post wowo i think i have to go a long way to get to 500.
And a wonderful way to celebrate with the delicous dessert.
I am sure going to make them once, i have seen quark here but never yused them as i didn’ tknow what to do with them. Now i know :-)


2 CurryLeaf April 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Sunita.Perfect post for the milestone.Wishing you many 500s more .Can we use Paneer or tofu? Do tell as and when possible.The recipe is easy but very delish.


3 pavithra April 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

First congrats on ur 500th post… I think as Happy cook said for me long way to go… Oooh the strawberry cream looks super deliciou… Yumm.


4 Rosa April 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Congrats! That is a lovely dessert!




5 Az April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Congratulations Sunita… I have been a follower of your blog for over a year now but never sent you any comments… apologize for that but I am in love with your blog and can read at any and every time… your recipes are awesome and pictures are great!!! I got an inspiration from your blog to start one of my own… @ desizayeka.blogspot.com … I appreaciate your work and I appreciate the fact that you share it with all of us!!! Keep it up…


6 Sharmilee April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Cream with strawberry thats a lovely idea…looks super creamy & yummy!


7 Sig April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

500! Wow! Congrats dear Sunita… That sure is a major accomplishment. Here is to reaching a 1000 soon!


8 Asha@FSK April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

CONGRATULATIONNNSSSS & CELEBRATIONSSS!! :) ))) gorgeous post for a super milestone!! hats off Sunita! :) )


9 Ria April 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations Sunita!!! And I WANT one of those pink beauties! YUM!


10 Apu April 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Congrats Sunita!!


11 Soma April 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Woohooooo!! 500 posts!! Congratulations Sunita and keep going with you lovely recipes and pictures.


12 elra April 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Congratulation on your 500 posts. It’s been fun to be able to view some of them. Strawberry cream look delightful!


13 Alka April 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm

congratulations!! :) strawberries and cream.. just yummy goodness ;)


14 Lakshmi April 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

500!! wooow!! congratulations dear Sunita.
The dessert looks delicious..and so simple. now need to look for quark


15 Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal April 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Congratulations Sunita, wow 500 posts. Amazing milestone. May you have many many more such posts coming our with your wonderful recipes. Delicious looking dessert you got there. Really nice clicks.


16 Indhu April 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Congratulations! love the first picture of the strawberries


17 Superchef April 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Congratulations again!! i already commented on facebook..but came here to read the post and couldnt resist commenting again! :)


18 Mamatha April 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Congratulations on the milestone Sunita! And what a perfect recipe to celebrate this achievement. I haven’t seen quark where I live. I might try it with mascarpone.


19 Juliana April 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm

500 posts? CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an accomplishment :-) And your strawberry cream sure makes the event even more special…looks delicious and so creamy…nice pictures as well ;-)


20 justcooknyc April 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

ccongrats. p.s. i love really simply dishes like this.


21 Nachiketa April 30, 2010 at 6:23 am

Congrats Sunita… what a super duper journey it’s been…

lovely pots of desire these are….

All the best…

The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts – Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts


22 Meeta April 30, 2010 at 6:44 am

congrats sunita! you know how to celebrate – strawberries and cream are always a hit!


23 Madhuli April 30, 2010 at 7:26 am

Congrats Sunita. Love your clicks as always!The strawberry season just ended here :( Am drooling over your photos!


24 Parad Sharma April 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

Congragulations for 500th post.
strawberries and cream are my all time favourite


25 5 Star Foodie April 30, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Congrats on the 500th post! Your strawberry cream is just so lovely!


26 Sarah, Maison Cupcake April 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Congratulations on your 500th post, I feel giddy at the thought of having done that many!
These desserts look lovely, I never know what to do with quark so thanks for the suggestion.


27 Yamini May 1, 2010 at 1:01 am

Congratulations! :) what a lovely dessert to celebrate it with :) looking forward to the next milestone!


28 nags May 1, 2010 at 3:12 am

congrats Sunita!! Quite a milestone.


29 Aparna May 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Congratulations, Sunita.
Do you know your blog was one of those that got me started on mine? :) And its been fun getting to know you too.
For a long time strawberries and cream was something we saw at Wimbledon (on TV )! Now I know its a very nice way to celebrate too.


30 Manju May 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Congratulations, Sunita! Thanks for sharing all those lovely recipes. I’ve tried a few and will definitely come back for more!


31 Sunita May 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

Thank you everyone, for your support; it would not have been possible without your support :-)


32 niloufer riyaz May 3, 2010 at 6:27 am

The strawberry cream looks soooooooooooo tempting


33 Sonia May 3, 2010 at 11:05 am

Congrats Sunita!! Wish you will celebrate your 5000 and even more posts in future. :)


34 mallugirl May 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Quick note.. typo in the post heading.
Congrats on ur 500th post and hope you have a million more!


35 Sunita May 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Thanks so much; both for the wishes and for pointing out the error, have updated it ;-)


36 swathi May 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm


Congrats on your 500 post, You achieved a mile stone, expecting many more from you.


37 Fazela May 3, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Congrats Sunita!


38 susan from food blogga May 4, 2010 at 1:44 am

It has been a lovely journey indeed, Sunita. Thank you for taking us along on your delicious ride all this time.


39 poornima krishnan May 4, 2010 at 1:58 am

Congratulations Sunita.

Thank you for all the lovely recipes and stories.


40 Shoba Shrinivasan May 4, 2010 at 5:36 am

Hi Sunita,

First time on your site . Many congratulations n your 500`th post…Your p ictures definitely speak a million words….Lovely…Do drop on to my blogpage when you can…behind all the time you spend on your lovely blog.




41 Nic May 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

500th post? Oh wow! Congrats Sunita!!


42 Jeanne @ CookSister! May 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

500 posts – that’s quite an achievement! Well done you :) Love these easy peasy strawberry creams – perfect for summer!


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