Today Joseph & I have been processing a bounty of local, organic strawberries. First we put some through the juicer & made strawberry syrup. A good portion of it will likely be used in vinaigrettes next winter, when we need a taste of summer. While they were processing, we made a batch of strawberry ice cream, then canned the remainder. I expect we'll use a lot of those in smoothies. The beautiful bowl is by Crystal King, one of the many talented folks I'm blessed to live around. I also made a batch of lady fingers, my first experience using a pastry bag. They're not as pretty as store-bought, but we came up empty in the local stores & I wanted to use them in a pretty dessert that my dear friend Mark's Mom used to make. I'll be taking it to my family's Mother's Day gathering.
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