If you visit Romania, you need to come to Bucovina. Is situated in the northern part of the region of Moldova, bordering with Ukraine. We have amazing landscape, great food and hospitable people. One of the traditional food in Bucovina is Wild strawberries with sour cream.
Some of the people consider this food a dessert, but it is a fully meal. You can it with polenta or just as it is. If the berries are sweet you can cut the sugar.
I grew up with this food. We had strawberries in the summer only at the market. They were very rare.
We used to go on the hills around my city (Gura Humorului) and find fresh wild strawberries. You need to smell the fresh wild strawberries. We always had to eat straight from there and after that bring some home. I am teaching my son the same thing. Go and find berries and mushrooms. It is a beautiful way to spend time with family and learn to eat healthy.
300 g wild strawberries
300 g fresh sour cream
100 g powder sugar (optional)
Crushed the berries with a fork. Add sugar and sour cream and mix them. Enjoy!
83 thoughts on “Wild strawberries with sour cream”
Easy and so delicious!!
Easy and yummy!
Love the pictures.
Your photos are just beautiful! I am visiting Romania either this year or the next. Bucharest and Brasov are on my list! I cannot wait!:)
Thank you. Have a great time!
Your photographs are amazing. I would love to visit Romania one day!!!
Gorgeous! I could eat some of that right now!
Looks amazing, I can almost smell the berries. Beautiful photos as always.
I cultivated the wild strawberries in my yard and I can make this! Thank you.
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Ah one of my summertime favorites! Can’t wait to have it again 😀
healthy choice!! Yummy!
Simple recipes are always beautiful!
loved your family memories and rituals associated with the strawberries…
Picking strawberries sounds like a lovely way to spend time together. And I would love to taste a fresh picked one! Yum 😉
Lovely. I want to try it, my pixel 😉
I enjoyed your post. It is fascinating to learn about Rumanian gastronomy. The idea of eating the strawberries and sour cream with polenta is pure genius. We eat polenta with sour cream in Brazil, but adding fruit to it is a delightful thought.
Have to try this! 🙂
i am currently in Romania photographing the wonderful meadow flowers. I come home hungry and the Romanian food is wonderful. Healthy, simple and mostly home grown. I will try your recipe as it’s sounds like Summer blis.
I am happy you like our food.
Wow, this looks delicious, the perfect thing to make with all the lovely berries at our local farmer’s market right now! Is it just regular sour cream, like the kind you put on burritos and such?
I’m going to make this vegan-ized, with a super-tasty (dairy-free) sour cream Tofutti makes. Thank goodness for an abundance of quality vegan products these days, as I’ve been lactose-intolerant my whole life, and my favorite desserts are all traditionally heavily dairy-laden! 😛
It is regular sour cream, but for you will be vegan sour cream. Enjoy!
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By the way, this sounds delicious, too bad i didn’t saw this earlier… i just ate strawberry salad.
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Lovely pictures/recipe. I remember my parents mentioning Bucovina when I was a kid (we may have had relatives in the area) but I’ve never been back to the place in Yugoslavia (now it’s Serbia) where I was born nor Romania. Wish I could one day. 🙂
Hope you do.
Would like to see pics of Bucovina landscape…
I will put on the blog
Me too 😉
I love this. I used to spend my childhood summers in Poland and my grandma would make me “koktajl porzeczkowy” – exactly that. What a delicious memory!
Looks super yummi and very easy to do. I will try it during the summer 🙂 Thank you!
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Simple and delicious!
Yum! I have only ever had polenta with savory foods, but I think polenta with the strawberries and sour cream would sure be delicious!
It’s something different
Your idea of putting fruit with polenta is really interesting. I love polenta so will try it. Also, strawberries are my favourite fruit so I’m admiring your photographs and enjoying growing our own – the first six turned red yesterday and tasted delicious!
Not my idea. I just grew up eating this
I dont know how you do it but your recipes are always absolutely amazing with such a beautiful photos. For me one of the most inspirational food blog I have ever seen.
Thank you very much
truly wonderful! love wild strawberries! we eat blueberries with sour cream and brown sugar- but this! yum
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These strawberries are my holy grail; I have not found them yet! Here in the US they are called woodland strawberries or Alpine strawberries. So jealous. 🙂 Enjoy them!
Thank you. They are so good…😄
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This brings back such memories! I wish I had a handful of zemlyanica (wild strawberries) right now, with real farmer sour cream, the one so thick you can cut it with a knife… Your photography is fantastic; one can almost hear the music and see the dances that are so beautiful!
Mmmm . . . what a delicious way to eat strawberries!
Nice we love Romania . Thanks for sharing
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Are you from Romania ?
Great, I was born there too in Transylvania,keep up the good work.
very simple and easy to make.
you photographs are amazing, your recipes are perfect!
I was eating this throughout my childhood summers too! Except we didn’t crush them, just cut the big pieces. But, here in NYC strawberries are never that good 😦
That looks so delicious! Hardly anyone talks about wild strawberries, so it’s great to see this!
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