08 June 2016

Fresh Fruit Parfait

What do you do when you have fresh strawberries from the garden?

Hmm...make a fresh fruit parfait, of course!

Serving, parfait, blueberries, strawberries, presentation

It has sort of been a nonsensical weather pattern and my garden has flourished one 

moment and then nearly drowned the next, right now it is baking under the Texas sun.

Not to be confused with the Tuscan sun!

Our Texas sun is brutal and not a romantic comedy at all, but we sure do love it in the 


preparing, serving, whip cream, cool whip

Yes indeed, each one of these precious, sweet and juicy strawberries came from my 


They are tiny, but they are mighty and you know there is nothing quite as tasty as 

something homegrown.

sweet, dessert, Fourth of July, berries, pound cake

It seems that everyone nowadays calls layered desserts lasagna, but back in the day they 

were called all sort of things, but never lasagna.  

Lasagna back then was made up of noodles, sauce and a variety of cheese concoctions.

So my dessert is going to be called a parfait:)

instructions, tutorial, Summer, Summertime, pudding

This is another one of those desserts that I share from time to time, that is so fast  and easy 

to assemble.

There is a time and a place for everything and that includes the amount of time spent in 

the kitchen, especially when Summer time is here...you know what I mean.

cooking, baking, recipe, berries, pound cake,

So this is it- plain and simple.

A dessert that is pretty and keeps you and I out of the kitchen and in the garden this 



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  1. Parfait sounds much prettier and lighter than lasagna. I'd love some please. ;)

  2. This Fruit Parfait looks really delicious, Jemma! This would be perfect and easy most any time. I am thinking it would be great for Independence Day since it contains lots of red, white and blue. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks delicious!! Perfect for a summer day.

  4. I will have to make this one! I have yielded 2 strawberries from my one plant so far.

  5. My kind of recipe! I will be serving this soon.

  6. Good morning dear baker and homemaker! LOVE fresh strawberries, and the smaller ones have so much more flavor than the over-blown store-bought variety! While in France in the Southwest region of LOT, I ate so many of their seasonal strawberries and peaches that the palms of my hands turned orange! HAHAHAHHAHA but I could not get enough of those little rubies of flavor!

    Enjoy a fabulous day of fluffing up your nest. I'm cleaning like mad over here!

  7. This looks easy and so delicious. Like a flat trifle! I'll have to add this to the summer repetoire. (And yes, I love lasagna. On lasagna. This is a parfait!)

  8. Hi Jemma,
    Yum! I love fresh strawberries! This looks delicious. Can't wait for fresh strawberries here, just a bit too early but soon... i am so looking forward to some strawberry recipes. Xo

  9. Hi Jemma,
    Yum! I love fresh strawberries! This looks delicious. Can't wait for fresh strawberries here, just a bit too early but soon... i am so looking forward to some strawberry recipes. Xo

  10. This looks so yummy, Jemma! Can you put that in the mail please?

  11. Looks tasty! Fresh strawberries from the garden is the best. My chickens and quail like them too. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  12. Your strawberries are beautiful! What a bumper crop! Terrific!❤️

  13. Ooh this sounds delicious...and you are right. Nothing like homegrown. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Yum! Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo

  15. I love this kind of recipe...especially that the pound cake is store bought. Looks like a must try!

  16. I love using fresh fruits in summer desserts ... delicious.

    All the best Jan

  17. Looks really yummy, Jemma. How nice that the strawberries are from your garden...Christine

  18. So So Good! Love this, makes me want to run out and get all the ingrediants! Thanks Maria

  19. I see this in my future...very soon! YUM!!

  20. Yes, I like the word parfait rather than lasagna. :) Your strawberry parfait looks scrumptious, Jemma. And there's nothing like homegrown veggies and fruits. When you said Under the Texas sun, I immediately thought Under the Tuscan sun hehehehe. I didn't know that the Texas sun can be brutal. It gets pretty warm here in California also, and that's why summer is not my favorite season.

    I appreciate all the goodies that you make for your family, Jemma. And I'm sure they love them as well.


  21. Joyce,
    This looks so good!! Thanks so much for visiting!!


  22. Hi Jemma! Yum! Gorgeous photos of your parfait! I can't wait to make your recipe! ;)

  23. Jemma, I love fruit parfait desserts! Sounds much better than lasagna, if you ask me. I'll have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  24. This looks and sounds delicious! I am having luck with my strawberries this year...most years I get a few and then we have too much rain and they get a fungus. But I am getting 10-15 every day now. Well for my little raised bed that is good! :)

    To make this dessert I am going to have to cheat and get some California ones from the store :)

  25. This parfait looks so good and nice to have fresh strawberries from the garden. Thanks for sharing this dessert recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.

  26. This sounds delicious!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipe, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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