I’ve a couple of friends I’m tapping for gardening advice. They’re sacrificing an afternoon to lend their professional eye to my efforts and I’d like to reward them with an afternoon treat.
It’s not a stretch for “something strawberry” to come to mind– this is the best time of the year to enjoy them. One of the women loves pastry, the other shuns fat. What’s a host to do?
I have 1/2 box of Pillsbury Puff Pastry Sheets (one sheet) taking up freezer space so I checked out the Pillsbury Puff Pastry site. The site has numerous puff pastry and strawberry recipes but I don’t have the time to purchase the additional ingredients required. The very simple recipe below, my friends, is a piece of cake.
The next strawberry “recipe” is really not a recipe at all. I just washed and placed strawberries next to a small dish of strained Greek yogurt sweetened with a bit of agave–honey would be a fine substitute. Everyone’s happy.
These strawberries would also be marvelous paired with a top-drawer balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper. Alas, my balsamic vinegar, even from “Modena” , Italy, is just not up for the challenge–it’s not rich and sweet enough. (Next time I’m at Zingerman’s I may spring for a fine bottle of the good stuff.)
This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. The following is a recipe I’ve been tweaking each winter when the snow flies; this year I added a cup of dry lentils to the rice. Below, you’ll find a slide show I made several years ago after … Full recipe post »
Once again, I’m late to the party, waving my freak flag. My favorite food and writing bloggers pump out relevant blogs several times a week–how do they do it? These days between exhausting road trips taking care of family matters (er, drama), insuring my third and final edit was returned squeaky clean (wine, please), and squeezing in basal cell skin cancer … Full recipe post »
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