We got our first CSA share this weekend …. it’s early days for the New England growing season, but the first of the strawberries are out!
I decided that these strawberries were destined for a special Sunday morning treat … Swedish pancakes.
My new cooking mantra is KISS … keep it simple, stoopid – a few natural (and where possible, local) ingredients combined to make ambrosia.
This is about as simple as it gets: eggs, milk, flour, sugar, strawberries, cream.
I used this Swedish pancake recipe from allrecipes.com.
I rinsed and sliced my CSA strawberries and tossed with a little sugar (to taste).
I then totally cheated and used whipped cream from a can.
Serve like so, dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
We love cherries.
We love pie.
So, it goes without saying, we love cherry pie.
I found a great cherry pie recipe God knows WHERE, and copied it into my recipe book, and now I’m going to share it with you.
Because I’m nice like that.
Tart Cherry Pie
2 cans tart cherries in water
1/2 c reserved liquid from cherries.
1 c sugar
3 tbsp quick tapioca
1/4 t salt
1/2 t vanilla extract
Mix together in bowl and let stand for 15 minutes. Pour into pie crust and dot top with butter. Cover with top crust and bake at 425°F for 40-50 minutes.
Look how good I’m being!
Trying to eat healthier (than my norm) and lose a few of the holiday pounds in the bargain.
Leftover vegetarian sloppy joes on an Arnold Thin Honey and Wheat bun and a salad (spinach, peas, green beans, black beans & rice, carrots, banana peppers and sunflower seeds.)
No, the pens were not for lunch.
Where are the Ho-Hos, you ask? The cookies? Who am I and what have I done with Kellypuffs?
Well, if I’m very very good, and exercise 3x a week for 12 weeks AND track my nutrition, I’ll get a healthy living rebate from my employer.
They even provide a nifty on-line tool that provides all the metrics you would ever need on your nutritional habits. Besides, having to write down everything you eat forces me to make better choices.
I’ve been tracking for 3 days now … and I’ve already learned that I don’t eat enough protein.
But I’m a big carb fan! 🙂