Sunday, March 25, 2012

KULINARYA COOKING CLUB March 2012 Theme: FROZEN TREATS

So it's officially summer here in the Philippines...but the weather is very erratic, it could be a full week of sunny days and then without warning, we wake up to a gloomy rainy morning. But even when it rains, it's already scorching hot. Our hosts for Kulinarya Cooking Club's theme for this month Arnold of Inuyaki and Jun of Jun Blog decided to let us make frozen treats...popsicles, ice candies etc. But what could be more Filipino than ice candy? The kind you make with small plastic bags--memories of childhood!And what could be more summer-y than strawberries and mangoes, that are selling very cheap at the market nowadays--so I decided to make ice candies out of these two summer fruits. When I was little, these fruit purees would have added milk and/or sugar but now that I've become more health-conscious, pure fruit is the only option, aside from the fact that they are sweet and delicious as is.
I pureed 2 mangoes in the blender and a basket of strawberries, I was hoping I could combine them to make swirls in one bag but I ran out of time so maybe I will do it again. But they came out really pretty, and delicious!

Thank you Arnold and Jun for this month's theme, it was a nice way to remember my childhood summers!

Oh and don't forget to check out the other frozen treats of my fellow KCC members.
Kulinarya Cooking Club was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colorful cuisine. Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino food as we do.

If you're interested in joining our Kulinarya Cooking Club, please feel free to drop by our food blogs and leave a comment. We would love to hear from you!





7 comments:

Joy Calipes-Felizardo said...

Of cours, no summer is fun without ice candies! Love your post, both my favorite fruits are featured in a healthy way.

iska said...

Fantastic choice you have... mango and strawberries! Love 'em! Vivid summery colors.... both look refreshingly yum :-)

Smarla said...

Oooooh Ice Candies!! :D

ElizabethQ said...

Omg, you had me at "mango". Then I saw the strawberries in the pic, and now I'm hooked. Glad to do this fun KCC event with you. Thanks for the blog-love,too!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Your ice candy looks so perfectly made! Love that you chose two of my favorite flavors!

Oggi said...

Beautiful and healthy too. Great idea to make swirly pattern; will try that next.:)

Gio said...

The colors really pop! And you couldn't go wrong with summer flavors. :D