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Thursday, June 15, 2017
A New Convert
This morning Friend Laurie - we figured out today that we've been friends for 30
years - went on her very first strawberry picking outing with me. She said she picks blueberries and raspberries but has never
picked strawberries. Well, she's a pro now, she picked 12.5 pounds!
I mean, come on! Look at that juice! I was standing in the driveway when we got home and took a bite of one and the juiciness was luscious! You don't ever get this in a store bought January berry.
Pie number three (in six days.) I told PH tonight, "Ok, one more for the weekend then we can be done with the pies." And he said, "Well, I don't know why!" I said, "Well, allright!" Remember, this happens for about two weeks once a year. Just two weeks for the real thing. Look at this thing. It just barely cleared the shelf above.
Friend Laurie sent an email for the idea of a coulis with very little sugar and a hint of lemon and I had a box full of berries to eat before I go picking again on Friday. I thought this was a great idea for an ice cream addition in winter. Adding it to the ice cream base will make a very nice pink cream to welcome the addition of the berries.
Basically, puree two pints of berries (I didn't measure them) and add about a tablespoon of sugar ( I added a teaspoon) and a hint of lemon juice. I added Penzey's lemon zest instead. Just a pinch. Puree it to liquid and put it in the freezer. Wait for January. It could flavor yogurt, top a cheesecake, or an ice cream base.
OK, no more about strawberries. Maybe.