Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Picnic Game....would you like some Eton Mess?

It's that time of year again at Louise's site, Months of Edible Celebrations! This is the fifth year she has organized this event....come join in.

As I selected the letter E, I will be bringing a dish which starts with the that letter. Before I share the goodies, I will list what others brought (those whose letters preceded me).

I'm going on a picnic, and I'm bringing...

Aloo Gobi,
Blueberry Cumberland Salsa,
Crispy Curry Fried Chicken,
Dying for Chocolate Cake and

Eton Mess - Here is the latest creation of Eton Mess.

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Couldn’t be easier to make and what a delicious way to use up fresh strawberries.


4 cups strawberries
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons pomegranate juice
2 cups whipping cream
1 packet individual meringue nests

Hull and chop the strawberries and put into a bowl and add the sugar and pomegranate juice and leave to macerate while you whip the cream.
Whip the cream in a large bowl until thick but still soft. Roughly crumble in 4 of the meringues nests - you will need chunks for texture as well as a little fine dust.
Take out about half a cupful of the chopped strawberries, and fold the meringue cream and rest of the fruit mixture together.
Arrange on 4 serving plates or glasses or in a mound, and top each with some.

It’s a light tasting summery dessert you should try at least one time. Bet you will want it again sometime. We love it.

Hope you all are well and I have enjoyed reconnecting with those of you (you know who you are) who have been absent from the blogging world!

I have some book reviews coming up soon as well as snaps of some outings we enjoyed during vacation.


  1. Oh I would have no problem just diving into that "mess" Tina! I would certainly be in heaven!

    Thank you so much for toting Eton Mess to the picnic. I've been wanting to try it forever!

    It's going to be a delicious picnic this year. Just wait and see!

  2. I believe it, Louise. You always throw a good party!

  3. I love Eton Mess is one omy favorites:))) Love to be in picnic with you!

  4. Thank you, Gloria. You are always welcome here!

  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJune 26, 2013 10:42 PM

    This looks so yummy and simple. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Velva, I never thought I would say this but, we have eaten way too much of it this week ;-)

    Thank you so much Ivy!

  7. What a great way to use meringue (which I looooove)! Can't wait to try this at the picnic!

  8. Eton Mess? Was this a pudding served at Eton? Definitely not a mess, but a cool dessert for the picnic :-)

  9. Thank you, I Wilkerson, it's a lovely messy treat :-)

    Janet, I am uncertain of the origin of the name, good nevertheless!

  10. Tina ,
    Eton Mess looks so good and tasty ... I will enjoy it at the picnic ... Eton Mess will be a regular at my house .

  11. This looks wonderfully luscious…I would love to have some at the picnic! A must try for sure!

  12. Oh that sounds lovely. I'll have to track down the nests though...


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