It is all about strawberry and happiness!

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Summer is finally here and along with the sunshine, water splashes and high temperatures come the tastes of some great seasonal summer fruits, like strawberries.

This juicy, red, sweet fruit makes summer more special and it is definitely on top of the list of the most loved fruits by children.

Eating fresh strawberries in summer is only part of the fun. Picking strawberries is a great summer activity for children, little tots, and their families. Le News highlights some places where families can find pick-your-own strawberry farms in Switzerland.

But the strawberry fun does not end at the strawberry fields; it continues in the kitchen with so many wonderful desserts one can make with strawberries. Amongst many there is a great recipe by Mary Berry on Strawberry Meringue Roulade. This recipe is a must try as it is not hard to make and it can also be done with other summer berries.

Now should you also pick too many strawberries or find many on sale, another great way to preserve this lovely summer taste is by making compote or jam to enjoy throughout the year. This Strawberry Jam recipe by Jamie Oliver is quite simple and nice.

So when you think you are ‘strawberry out’…well just wait there is more. This year there will also be the 'strawberry' moon for the first time since 1967.  The summer solstice coincides with a rare ‘strawberry’ moon and 17 hours of sunlight will give way to a bright moonlit sky. So here is another interesting summer family activity based on the good old strawberry. Find out more about this phenomenon here.

 

So since the summer of 2016 is all about the strawberry, alegria will celebrate one of its most popular crochet toys, the strawberry of course, via a special offer.

When you buy any three of our alegria PLAY crochet toys we will give you a strawberry alegria PLAY crochet toy for free.

This is a limited offer from July 18, 2016 until July 25, 2016.

For more interesting facts about strawberries, including how they help produce happy hormones in the body. Check out Lifehack!

Wishing everyone a very tasty but above all a very happy summer!!!

 

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

By John Lennon

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  • Flavia Augusta de Almeida
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