Wimbledon is underway and with it the great summer love of tennis…and strawberries!  And here at Bents we’re celebrating both.  There’s lots going on throughout the centre including a tennis themed ‘shoot out’ game and complimentary strawberries & cream for our be inspired members, both taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July.

Let the little ones take part in our strawberry themed treasure hunt, which will be in store throughout the tournament and look out for strawberry sampling in our Food Hall…

 

…but for now why not enjoy our six ways to celebrate this fantastic summer berry:

 

Pop them in your fizz…take one glass of prosecco, cava or top of the range champagne and drop in a fresh juicy strawberry for added fizz.

Add a dollop of cream…clotted cream, whipping cream or cream you pour, whatever your preference add to a bowl of freshly cut strawberries.

Make a jam…and spread on hot buttered toast or get baking and add a generous dollop to freshly made biscuits or tarts.

Jazz up a salad…strawberries go great with baby leaf spinach.  Sprinkle some sesame seeds and a splash of dressing for a perfect summer salad.

Mix up a cocktail…blend and sieve 500g strawberries, add 200g crushed ice, 100ml rum and the juice of ½ lime, blend together for a delicious daiquiri.

Simply dip in sugar…white, brown, icing or caster, whatever sugar you have in the cupboard, pour into a bowl and dip away!