Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Strawberry Season

Our Hub Gardens are bursting with strawberries right now, and if we can keep the birds away from them, we'll get a fabulous harvest. Last week we made some strawberry rhubarb sauce with our garden strawberries and some rhubarb that came with our CSA from Heartland Family Farms. We shared it in the pantry on top of some of our homemade yogurt, and patrons were oohing and ahhing over the bright summery flavors.

My strawberry bed at home is in full swing, too. After making strawberry ice cream, we had egg whites left over, and I remembered that Strawberry Pavlova recipe that Mary Anne shared on this blog, so I decided to try it.

Wow. This is a beautiful dessert, and it tastes as good at is looks. The meringue is light and airy, with a soft crunch on the outside, giving way to a sweet and chewy interior. The billowy, unsweetened whipped cream is the perfect counterpoint to the sugary meringue and the tangy strawberry topping. I am in love with this dessert. It is so simple to prepare, with so few ingredients, I know it will become a household favorite during strawberry season.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! That Pavlova looks great! So do the strawberry/rhubarb/yogurt things.