Monday, June 15, 2015
Pie part 2
I picked strawberries this morning! I had to go farther away but this patch was beautifully maintained and the berries nice, large, not sluggy even with all the rain we've had, and it didn't take much time to pick 8 pounds. The trick is to go early before it gets so hot your glasses slide off your face.
Cook one cup water, one cup sugar and three tablespoons cornstarch till it bloops. You know how cornstarch is when it's done, right? Take the pan off the heat and stir in one box of strawberry jello. That's it! 4 ingredients: sugar, cornstarch, jello and berries.
And if you have a little one in the house, when you come home with some red ripe strawberries, sit down and read this book with them. It's priceless.
Now I have to see if I can find in the packed quilt boxes some black rick rack. Can you believe there is no place in town that sells it? There are just two possibilities but neither carries it. I don't believe I have any and if I do it's packed and hidden. Off to the hunt.