Thursday, June 12, 2008


I found strawberries at our local farmstand for the first time this season.

What to do? What to do?

Well, I baked a pound cake earlier today, thinking that I'd make a rhubarb compote (rhubarb from the same stand) to serve with it. We had strawberry shortcake instead. I used the America's Test Kitchen recipe for pound cake (you can find the recipe here - scroll down to find it and I apologize for the nasty picture you have to get past in order to get to it).

Prior to dinner, I whipped up a quick cocktail by muddling a few berries with basil and simple syrup. Shook them with some gin, and presto!

Strawberry season has begun. :-)

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