Strawberry Swiss Roll

This blog is for Hok who had asked for the Swiss Roll recipe as seen in the Richmond Community Kitchen Summer Open House entry some time ago. I spoke to Andrea, who came from Germany, about this and she demonstrated the recipe a couple of weeks ago at the South Arm Community Kitchen.

The last time she made it, it was a Mango Swiss Roll. She made a slight change this time and used strawberries instead. The cake is made from simple eggs and sugar while the filling is made of whipping cream and strawberries.

Preparing the ingredients are very simple. The trick is with rolling the delicate cake up. It takes quite a bit of practice to get it right because it tears easily if you’re not careful. You should give this a try.



  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups strawberries



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U-Pick Strawberries

June is the season for strawberries in Vancouver. Nothing beats freshly picked strawberries from the farm. Arkensen loves strawberries and who can resist such sweet and juicy berries.


Strawberry is small plant of the rose family. Strawberries are not really “berries” or fruit in the botanical sense. The real fruit of the strawberry is the strawberry seeds on the outside of the strawberry or properly called “achenes”. The berry is actually the enlarged receptacle and is not reproductive material. That’s why strawberry has to be picked at full ripeness because they cant ripen once picked.

We live very near to some farm lands and the sign for U-Pick Strawberries was up last week.

Here is a list of U-Pick Strawberries farms in Richmond and other parts of Lower Mainland:

Farm Address Phone Notes
G.J. Farms 11300 No.4 Road 604-272-4033
Bob Featherstone Farm #4 Road south of Steveston Hwy 604-594-9518
W&A Farms 17771 Westminster Hwy 604-278-5667
Birak Berry Farm 4200 No. 6 Road 604-339-9335
Krause Berry Farm 6179 248 St. Langley 604-856-5757
Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association

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