Monday, March 26, 2012

the desserts of spring

Oh how I love this time of year, a few weeks earlier than most years, when the warm apple pies and cobblers of winter give way to fresh, ripe berries and fluffy whipped cream.

This evening, upon noticing that my whipping cream was nearing it's date of expiration, I endeavored to use the remains in a delectable way while stretching the scant half cup of cream between the 6 dessert-eaters in our family.

I whipped the cream with about 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp of vanilla, then folding in about 2/3 cup of homemade plain yogurt (that I strained the whey to make thicker). Dessert with extra probiotics is a win-win as far as I'm concerned!

Voila! Instant dip for fruit...instant spring dessert!

Philip was my first taste tester, and he devoured his fruit and dip. Finn was more suspicious, "this does not look like a good kind of food!"

Upon his first taste, he became a convert.

Clearly, he changed his mind about this "kind of food".

We're fortunate to have a local farm that grows greenhouse strawberries which are already available. But I can't wait for strawberry picking season to arrive. I've heard it will be 2 weeks earlier than usual this year. Our last jar of strawberry jam from last year is in the fridge now. Perfect timing!

1 comment:

  1. All delicious food aside... Finn looks like he is 11 in these photos. :) Slow down little guy!


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