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.