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July 6, 2011
What's putting a smile on your face this week? I think it's nice to find fun things all around us and embrace the small stuff to keep us going through the working week.
So at Ruby Rhino HQ, I'm finding work (and the detox) easier when I type away with my new Topshop cuff, and I'm excited to add this delicious strawberry vodka in mason jars to my to-make list before summer is out. This sunny gal's outfit is inspiring new furniture designs, as well as encouraging me to be more bold with colour in my wardrobe, and I'm excited for our trip to Brighton for my birthday in a couple of weeks.
This beautiful orchid card from a friend is brightening up my desk, and I always love to see simple ideas like paper lanterns made so stylish. I'm tempted by more fruity loveliness with this strawberry honey butter, and isn't it nice to be reminded that it's ok not to have polished shiny hair? Yay for messy mops!
June 24, 2011
With strawberry season upon us, it seems rude not to embrace the glistening little red jewels. But to be honest, fruit usually isn't really my thing - give me veggies any day of the week. I'd always opt for savory over sweet too, so I love any any opportunity to mix things up - just like this method of serving strawberries.
I am postive they would be amazing stirred through creme fraiche, ice cream or mascapone, or to spruce up an Eton mess with meringue and freshly whipped cream. We served them alongside a cheese board at our father's day dinner last weekend, and they went down an absolute storm.
If you had to guess what the ingredient was (which I made everyone do, of course!) you wouldn't know it was balsamic vinegar. It does not overpower the strawberries at all, it simply enhances their flavour and makes then even sweeter, with a delicate savory edge. I urge you to try them out!
PS. While we're on the subject of doing rad things with strawberries - check out these strawberry and leek quesadillas, defintely one for the to-make list.
What you need:
- Punnet of strawberries
- 2 x tbsp balamic vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
What you need to do:
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and leave to marinate for up to four hours, stirring occassionally.
If you want to up the quantity, simply double the vinegar and sugar for each additional punnet of strawberries.