Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday's child

It was a good day, topped off by organic strawberries prepared in a delicious way. Organic strawberries are small and sweet, which is not the case with a lot of other strawberries; bigger is not better.

So, I hulled a couple of handful of strawberries, cut them in half, placed them in a bowl and drizzled a tablespoon of a very good balsamic vinegar, a touch of salt, and mixed gently. At this stage you're supposed to let them sit for a while, but I was too impatient. I ate them right away and they were mouthwateringly good.

I love salads, I often make them up as I go along. Here's one that I tasted recently and I loved it so much, I make it often. You take curly kale, cut it in strips, and steam just until the edge is gone (you don't want it cooked, just blanched to soften it a tad). Grate some cooked beets and raw carrot and toss with the kale. Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over it, lemon juice to taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Once I finished eating, I listed some items on eBay, and worked on some watercolors.

Life is good.


  1. I sometimes do strawberries in Grand Marnier and port. yum!
    I have just planted a whole bed of strawberry plants with heirloom plants - so that I can have organic strawberries next summer

  2. Sounds so delicious Colette! I have not tried the balsamic on strawberries but everyone says it is just decadent. I toss a few berries in Breyers vanilla ice cream. Pretty plain but oh so yummy! Your salad ideas sound wonderful!

  3. The collage is beautiful and you're certainly right about the small strawberries. They sound delicious, as does your salad. xo


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