It's the height of strawberry season here and while I like my strawberries best just-picked off the plant, there's a plethora of ways to enjoy their ruby red juicy goodness. I just for the first time have started enjoying them another way - in water.
When I was contacted about testing and reviewing the Fruit Infusion Pitcher by Kitchen Frontier, I jumped at the chance. I'd not used such a product before, although I'd had strawberry cucumber infused water in Seattle one time, when I was attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in 2012. It was delicious.
My pitcher arrived and while I generally hate plastic-y anything, this BPA-free hard acrylic one is not objectionable. I don't know how it will look when it's had a few trips through the dishwasher, but right now I find it quite attractive. It's also shatterproof and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
|Fruit Infusion Pitcher by Kitchen Frontier|
|Juneberries on our serviceberry tree.|
So I went out to the strawberry patch and picked some, sliced up a peach, and also picked some juneberries from our Amelanchier or serviceberry tree (yes, they're edible for humans, too!) and loaded them into the infusion chamber.
Once this was full, I screwed it into the lid and popped the whole thing onto the pitcher. (It snaps on.)
Then I put it into the refrigerator and waited until the next morning to try the infusion out.
|The pitcher has a capacity of 93 ounces.|
|The infused water has a slight pink blush to it.|
The flavor of the water isn't intense by any means, but of course that increases the longer the fruit is immersed in the water. It was refreshing and a nice departure from just plain water.
If you wanted a more intense fruit flavor, you could slightly crush the berries or whatever other fruit you put in the infusion column and wait a couple of days before serving it. But I found that overnight was sufficient to subtly flavor the water.
Now, here's the really good part for you. Kitchen Frontier has offered to send a free pitcher to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment to this blog post, telling me what fruit you would use in the pitcher if you win one. (Maybe you'll give me a new idea for what to use in mine! I'm contemplating watermelon next.)
Be sure to include a way for me to contact you, should you be the winner. An email address is ideal and to keep the bots away, you can write it like this: ourlittleacre at gmail dot com.
The giveaway will run through Sunday night, June 22, 2015, at midnight EDT, when I'll use Random.org to randomly pick a winner. What a way to celebrate the beginning of summer, eh? Good luck!
Giveaway rules can be found here.
I used Random.org to pick a winner from the 24 entries and it picked commentor #17. That means Sally Wannemacher, you win a pitcher! I'll be contacting you to get your shipping address so Kitchen Frontier can send it to you! Congratulations! And thanks to all who entered. You can purchase one here at Amazon, if you're interested!
I received a Fruit Infusion Pitcher from Kitchen Frontier free of charge for the purposes of trying it out and posting my true opinion of it. As always, my opinions are my own. This blog post may contain an affiliate link to Amazon.