Saturday, July 04, 2009

On this Fourth...

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone is having a safe holiday! Jeff, the pups and I will be heading out to the deck soon to watch the fireworks - it looked a little ominous earlier, but the blue skies reappeared an hour or two ago, leaving us with a beautifully clear evening!

Out of all the strawberry goodies we've made over the past couple of weeks, I think what we did with them tonight almost (but not quite!) trumps them all! No real recipe here - all I did was slice up a mounds' worth of strawberries and gave them a light shower with granulated sugar, making sure to show restraint since the berries are already plenty sweet. On top? Fresh cream from a friend who runs a dairy, whipped into a pillow-y blanket with a pinch of salt, a drizzle of vanilla and a touch of confectioners' sugar. To complete the holiday theme? Blueberries, almost bursting at the seams with their juicy insides, dropped all around the plate. Definitely the way to go when you want the essence of summer all wrapped up in an unpretentious, delicious portion.


  1. Happy Forth of July!
    What a wonderful and tasty dessert. My daughter and I went and picked local peaches yesterday. We are having peaches and cream for dessert today. The colors aren't right, but the local peaches only last so long and I love peaches so much.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend

  2. Happy Fourth of July!

    I made some fresh strawberry shortcake - tho I had to buy the strawberries, mine *still* aren't ripe!

    Fresh berries and cream and whipped cream are a great way to celebrate. Yum!

  3. We made the strawberry cobbler recipe you posted earlier in the was fantastic. We are thinking of trying it with fresh peaches or blueberries also. You have a great blog and I appreciate the almost poetic way you describe the various foods...thank you so much for taking the time to share with all of us! :o)

  4. looks and reads so deliciously! thanks for sharing your food all year round.


  5. strawberries and whipped cream definitely trump everything else... so simple and seriously one of the best desserts of all time.

  6. Hope you all enjoyed the holiday!