Saturday, 2 July 2005
At last there are good local strawberries available to us! I do love strawberries…. Unbelievably, the California strawberries are still on the stands and while they look fabulous and smell pretty good, they have virtually no flavour. And they are still cheaper than the local strawberries (!) But even though it seems wrong that strawberries that have been shipped only a short distance cost twice the amount, we are worth it and will pay more for the better taste.
With the most recent basket of strawberries, we simply washed them and served them whole with a dollop (or three) of creamy sweetened cream cheese and the last dregs of the previous basket of strawberries that had been cut and left in the fridge covered with balsamic vinegar and cracked black pepper.
Creamy cream cheese topping
- cream cheese
- 10% cream to loosen the cream cheese
- demerrara sugar to taste
Mash the cream cheese to soften. Add some cream and demerrara (or regular brown) sugar. Mix well til smooth. Serve over fresh strawberries.
Wonderful!!! It is like the best strawberry cheesecake!!