Strawberry Balsamic Nutty Crumble

by Kiran on July 26, 2013 · 87 comments

in Baking, Desserts

I love tv series. And the husband loves his news channels.

I can’t live without desserts. And the husband is so flexible. With or without desserts, it doesn’t matter to him. Wish I had just an ounce of this flexibility when it comes to desserts.

But I don’t. And I’m fine with it. Because who in their right mind would want to skip this crumble?

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Certainly not me 😀

Speaking of TV series — I’ve been catching up on a handful over Netflix. Especially the much hyped Downton Abbey. I’m quite skeptical about this. Watched the first episode and I’m just not getting all the hype.

Perhaps I should just stick this one out for a few more episodes?

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I don’t know. The first impression always leaves a lasting one and by far, Downton Abbey isn’t doing me any good. I have a list of TV series that I need to tackle soon, namely Game of Thrones, Madmen etc.

Like a good crumble, I’d take my chance on it all and hope to find something that I’d look forward to watching every time I sit down for a good entertainment. There’s so much news that I can fathom in one day. I need a break from seriousness. A good break.

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Speaking of break — well, I guess the weather Gods are sick of listening to my complaints because it DID NOT RAIN YESTERDAY!!! I’d love to believe miracles do exist 😉

Serving up a nice slice of this crumble to celebrate.

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Ingredients:

  • 15 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Crumble:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (coarse)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 heaping tbsp chia/flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cold butter, diced

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, toss all 5 ingredients (strawberries, sugar, balsamic, vanilla & corn starch) and leave to macerate for half an hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare the crumble by adding all the ingredients into a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, gently cut through cold butter into crumbs. Refrigerate the crumble while waiting for the strawberries to macerate.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Lightly butter a tart or pie dish. Place layers of macerated strawberries and evenly top it with crumble.
  5. Place tart dish on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crumble is browned and bubbly.
  6. Serve strawberry crumble warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, fresh mint and chopped pistachios for garnish 🙂

 

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Have a great weekend, friends 🙂

What is on your “must-watch” list? Are you into TV series?

 

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1 Rosa July 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I love TV seies too and that is exactly the kind of treat I love to eat while watching them with my BF!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Rosa — ditto!!

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3 dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I have started watching Game of Thrones and really enjoyed it. Madmen was also cool..I have yet to see Downtown Abbey.
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4 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Dixya — and now i’m tempted to get started on Madmen. Soon 🙂

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5 Jeanette July 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM

What a pretty crumble Kiran – I love the idea of balsamic vinegar + strawberries. I’ve done that once before and it’s a wonderful combination of flavors.
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6 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Jeanette — thank you so much, friend. and yes, balsamic vinegar definitely lets out more delicious flavors from strawberries 🙂

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7 Ash- foodfashionparty July 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I can imagine watching Grey’s Anatomy with a big bowl of this crumble. I’ll be enjoying these perfectly macerated strawberries with a nutty sweet top and drooling at the hotness on the screen ;)…
Haven’t watched Downtown Abbey, will see what it is about.
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8 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Ash — too much information? 😉

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9 sowmya July 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I started watching the new girl on cbs .. its hilarious.. I love desserts too kiran !! I can definetely imagine having a yummy desert and watching tv series 🙂 have a gr8 weekend kiran .. As usual ur photographs are drooling 😉

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10 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Sowmya — thanks and I need to add new girl on my list. Sounds like a fab tv series 🙂

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11 Yvonne @ bitter baker July 26, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Ooo yum!! This is precisely my kind of dessert, looks mouthwatering good!

And about Downton Abbey, I didn’t get into it the first episode either, but after like two or three you kind of start liking it! But there are still definitely shows I’d choose over that one.. I still have Madmen on my list too!
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12 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Yvonne — thank you so so much!! you guys have convinced me to sit for a few more Downton Abbey episodes. i’m looking forward to enjoying it 🙂

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13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Such a tempting crumble, I love strawberries with balsamic!

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14 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Laura — thanks sweetie 🙂

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15 cquek July 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Plus I have all the ingredients on hand, no excuses!

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16 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Cquek — yay! and i hope you’d make it. let me know how it tastes 🙂

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17 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com July 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Oh this crumble looks so so scrumptious! These pictures have me craving some crumble. Like now. 🙂
I am so loving watching “Rookie Blue” and “Law & Order SVU” …haven’t seen Downtown Abbey though.
Hope u too have a great weekend
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18 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Shashi — thanks and i hope you get to enjoy some crumble soon. it’s the best time of the year to have it 🙂

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19 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM

A sunny day to celebrate with a scrumptious crumble… sounds just right and fair after such a long winter 🙂

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20 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Daniela — 🙂

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21 Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner July 26, 2013 at 3:15 PM

The first picture looks like a painting. Liked the idea of incorporating healthy nuts in the crumble. This can be a guilt free dessert for any time 🙂

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22 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Shibi — thanks and yes, why laden the crumble with only flour when you can indulge more with nuts thrown in it 😉

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23 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM

What a mouthwatering crumble!!! I have just pinned the 3rd image.
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24 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Denise — thank you so much, sweetie 🙂

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25 Honey, What's Cooking July 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM

dude, i’m making this, this isn’t even that fattening. how many servings does this make? i love the photo in the little cup… gorgeous.
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26 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Nisha — thanks! it makes about 6 servings and you can always make it in individual servings. But make sure the ramekins are ovenproof. The pie plate i used is smaller than regular pie plate size 🙂

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27 Daniela July 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM

It can’t get much better 🙂
I love everything about this crumble-
The variety of nuts,healthy chia seeds and summery strawberries.
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28 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Daniela — awww, thank you so so much 🙂

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29 Simi July 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I love downton !! Am sure it will grow on you, keep us updated on your viewing progress. Love the crumble.. I love desserts too and as am getting younger the cravings are increasing in multifolds…
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30 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Simi — i’ll not give up downton just yet. hopefully it’ll grow on me 🙂

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31 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker July 27, 2013 at 1:36 AM

These look yummy Kiran! I can’t pass up desserts either. And your crumble gets a thumbs up from me! Can I have a piece please? 😉 Have a super weekend!
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32 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Anne — thank you, friend! you can definitely have a few pieces, not just a piece 😉

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33 Ina gawne July 27, 2013 at 8:43 AM

I love this crumble. What a great addition with the coconut flour and balsamic vinegar – too yummy!
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34 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Ina — thanks my dear 🙂

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35 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Two things. First, this crumble looks great and I’ve got the strawberries that need to be used. Saved my day.

Second, yes give it another chance; it’s a story of relationships and in order to have one with the series it’s like any other relationship…you have to give it a bit of time!
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36 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Barbara — thanks and i chuckled so hard at your analogy on relationship. i guess i can give downton one last chance 😉

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37 Helene D'souza July 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Seriously who can resist your amazing looking and scrumptious crumble? =D Go for Game of thrones, you won’t regret it if you watch it while munching on your crumble. yum!
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38 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Helene — hehehe, thanks my friend 🙂

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39 Sissi July 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM

What a gorgeous crumble! Downton Abbey is one of the best tv series I have ever seen. Maybe for us, Europeans, it is more appealing… It is such a perfect mirror of those times.
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40 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Sissi — thanks my dear. i’m giving downton another chance. i guess i can understand it’s popularity now that you’ve explained it with such clarity 🙂

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41 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today July 27, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I like a good tv serie and Downton Abbey is great. I could also use a short rain, it’s like sauna in Berlin :)And crumble looks the best.

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42 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Marta — now more than ever, i’m convinced to give downton another chance. sending rain your way 🙂

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43 Kelly July 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Wow, I love desserts and this crumble looks fantastic Kiran! I would definitely love curling up on the couch with a bowl of this and watching my favorite show 🙂 Love the sound of strawberries with balsamic – so delicious! Pinned!

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44 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Kelly — thank you so much, friend 🙂

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45 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Exactly who wants to skip this gorgeous dessert! I want a double portion, please!
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46 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Angie — i know, who in the right mind would want to skip this! 😀 wish I could Fedex!

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47 Amy Tong July 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I used to enjoy TV series a lot….until I have kids. I barely can find time to take a shower now, seriously! So, sitting down for good hours for TV is luxury to me!

Your strawberry Balsamic Nutty Crumble is decadent. I love a good crumble any time…and just like you, I gotta have desserts! Doesn’t matter how full I am. 🙂

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48 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Amy — i don’t like spending hours upon hours daily on TV shows. but i can definitely relate to you about finding time. Hugs 🙂

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49 Mr. & Mrs. P July 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Gorgeous Kiran!!! These are mouthwatering!!
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50 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Christy — thanks so much, dear 🙂

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51 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I’m obsessed with TV! At the moment it’s True Blood and Dexter and I can’t wait for Breaking Bad to be back! 😀
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52 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Lorraine — 24 hours isn’t enough for me with all these shows out there 😀

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53 john@kitchenriffs July 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’d give Downton Abbey one more chance – it’s really a good series – but if it’s not for you, it’s not for you. Doesn’t matter that someone else likes it if you don’t. But who wouldn’t like this wonderful looking crumble? Nice flavors, and I love the inclusion of balsamic. Good stuff – thanks.
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54 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

John — ok! if you say so! 🙂

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55 Carolyn Chan July 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I am totally with you on the Downtown Abbey thing ! WATCH Game of Thrones and Madmen !! They are totally awesome – as is House of Cards (with Kevin Spacey).

Love your strawberry dish !
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56 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Carolyn — thanks and now i’m left with so many options!! 🙂

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57 Sanjeeta kk July 29, 2013 at 4:27 AM

Wow..that first click looks so dreamy..love such light and healthy desserts any day!
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58 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Sanjeeta — thanks so much, friend 🙂

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59 Coffee and Crumpets July 29, 2013 at 4:37 AM

Love MadMen, love Game of Thrones because I read the books, and I love Downton Abbey but after the last series, I am seriously thinking of not watching it…you’ll see if you stick to it.

And my husband is the one who is inflexible on dessert at my house, I can do without on occasion, but I prefer if we have some 🙂

Love these gorgeous crumbles, grew up eating them and they are soul food to me.

Nazneen
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60 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Nazneen — i can’t wait to begin madmen and game of thrones. hopefully soon. need a TV first 😉

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61 Nik@ABrownTable July 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

There are a few actor crossovers between Downton Abbey and GOT. I do recommend reading the GOT books before though. I love the first photograph!
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62 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Nik — thanks for the tip on book!

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63 Patty July 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I think your crumble is so pretty!!
The whole strawberries on top are just crying out to me..eat me!!
I haven’t made a crumble this Summer and need to change that asap 😉
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64 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Patty — awww, thanks a lot! and you have to make a crumble soon 🙂

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65 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I love that you used chia in this–delicious AND healthy! 😀 The only TV series I’m really into (unless you count reality shows) is Mad Men. I get sucked in too easily, so it’s better to avoid getting started on new shows.
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66 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Kiersten — i’m pretty picky about TV shows either, and now i can’t wait to start on Madmen 🙂

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67 Irina @ wandercrush July 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Gorgeous little crumbles, especially against that checkered tablecloth! I’m happy to hear about your little sunny miracle and as for the TV series, my vote is definitely for Madmen. So well-executed, and was quickly one of my favourites.
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68 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Irina — thanks and now i can’t wait to begin on Madmen. Gotta get a TV soon 😀

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69 Von July 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I’m not too big on TV shows- there’s just always too many shows and episodes to watch/follow, so I usually just flick around on TV until I find something interesting which is why I watch a bit of everything but only ever a couple of episodes haha…..

But I can’t live without desserts either 😉 which is probably not a good thing for my body but meh…….Your strawberry crumble looks so beautiful!!
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70 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Von — hahaha, i can definitely relate to the overwhelming amount of TV shows these days 😀

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71 Juliana July 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Nice crumble, and yes strawberry and balsamic vinegar is just perfect together…yum!
Have a lovely week Kiran 😀
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72 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Juliana — thanks friend 🙂

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73 Kumar's Kitchen July 30, 2013 at 8:17 AM

SO SCRUMPTIOUS 🙂

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74 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Kumar — thank you 😀

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75 Amrita @ Asian SlowCooking July 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Amazing recipe and superb photography,as always. Thanks for the recipe.
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76 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Amrita — and thank you for the compliments 🙂

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77 nusrat2010 July 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Those pictures of yours are so versatile ! So technically flawless! You’re one gutsy, adventurous photographer who is not afraid to photograph foods from some physically-hard-to-reach and impossible angles.

Love you 🙂
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78 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Nusrat — lol, thanks. it was not physically impossible angles at all. and i’m so appreciative of your sweet comment 🙂

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79 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 31, 2013 at 2:07 PM

You neeeeed to watch Game of Thrones. So good! I can’t wait for the next season. These crumbles look deliciously drippy! I would definitely eat one with a scoop of vanilla on top 🙂
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80 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Brandon — and i neeeeed too!! thanks for making it all urgent for me… the only thing i need now is a new tv. i’m hoping, soon 😀

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81 Terra July 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I am a Netflix addict! Hubby and I are working on a few different shows, and I just rewatched my favorite show Alias:-) Your crumble looks delicious, Hugs, Terra
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82 Kiran July 31, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Terra — thanks and i love netflix too! so many addictive shows 🙂

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83 Sophie33 August 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

MMMMMMMM, …What a glorious strawberry dessert! I love it too!
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84 Kiran August 7, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Sophie — thanks dear 🙂

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85 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 5, 2013 at 1:54 AM

I haven’t tried strawberries and balsamic vinegar combo before and I certainly need to check that out! Lovely food styling, as always!!
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86 Kiran August 7, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Nami — you need too. it’s makes a delicious combo 🙂

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