03 June 2008

Hallelujah Strawberries Have Arrived!!!

Rhoads Farm, my current most favorite local farmer, showed up at the North Market last weekend with strawberries. My lovely friends Brian and Allison picked me up a quart while I was off cavorting in Connecticut. Wow am I lucky to have such nice friends! I think I would have kept all the strawberries to myself if I had been in charge! Luckily, they didn't eat my quart of strawberries and after a couple misfires, I finally got over to their house tonight to pick them up. Allison graciously gave me a few other goodies like a delicious big red tomato and a bag of interesting-looking green things from her CSA. We think one of the green things is oat grass... I am pretty sure I made whistles out of oat grass when I was a little girl, so I am going to have to research that one. But I digress, back to strawberries...
The berries are plump and sweet and scream SUMMER! I had to restrain myself from eating the entire box tonight. I somehow doubt Molly and Kali would approve of a quart of strawberries in one sitting... so I compromised and only ate half the quart tonight! I feel very virtuous. :) I tossed the strawberries with a couple simple ingredients and gobbled them up so quickly I didn't even have time to take a picture. I took pictures of the remaining half quart after the fact - so I guess my blog is prettier because of my virtuousness.

Simple Strawberry Dessert for One
Handful of Strawberries, stemmed and sliced in half or quarters
Juice of 1 Lime**
1-3 t sugar (to taste)
2 T Creme Fraiche**

Combine the Creme Fraiche and sugar in a small dish. Sprinkle the strawberries with the lime juice. Drizzle with the sweetened Creme Fraiche. Stab anyone who tries to take a bite.

**Both the lime and the Creme Fraiche were wallowing away in the back of my refrigerator, so this dessert even helped me to stick to my resolution of cleaning the fridge!

1 comment:

RecipeGirl said...

Yay for strawberries! I guess we're lucky... we have them around here year-round, but they do taste especially juicy and flavorful this time of year :)