Thursday, March 5, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday

I took a break last Friday, but Flashback and Foodie Friday is back! I have been pushing the season lately and so ready for spring, so I thought this would be nice dish to bring back. I made it using the first strawberries from my garden last June.

Minted Strawberry Fool
Adapted from: Whole Foods Market recipe site

Serves 6
1 pound strawberries
2 tablespoons granulated cane sugar, more to taste (I used 1/4 cup because my strawberries weren't that sweet)
2 tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves, more for garnish
1 cup heavy cream
1 (6-ounce) container low fat plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt because I love it so much)

Core and trim the strawberries. Slice three berries in half and set them aside for garnish. Purée the remaining strawberries with sugar and mint leaves in a food processor. (Make sure you get the mint really minced good unless you don't mind large pieces). Transfer to a large bowl. In a mixer or with a wire whisk, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold yogurt into cream.

Taste berries and add more sugar if desired. Fold cream-yogurt mixture gently into berries until completely blended. Spoon the mixture into 6 dessert glasses and garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.

Go visit Designs by Gollum to see all of the other Foodie Friday posts. She's a great hostess!

A while back, I mentioned our little weekend project of building stairs for Jigsy to get up in our new bed. Well actually it was more like 4 weekends! Randy cut out and assembled all of the wood, attached casters and did the carpet on the steps. I did the sanding and staining. So it was really a group effort. But it was worth the work and turned out great. Jigs looks proud of them doesn't he?

Of course you can't escape without some flashback flower photos. This is what was blooming in my yard when I made my Minty Strawberry fool in June of last year.


Marsha said...

A wonderful double post. I think the strawberry fool sounds like a great dessert but I just can't stop looking at your beautiful flowers. A great flashback for a "sick of winter" reader!

Mimi said...

Jigs, is such a cutie. The strawberry fool has been copied, pasted and printed...I can just taste it!

Jayne said...

Suzy, I love your Flashback Fridays! And a great choice ths week. Aww, and to see Jigs and hs stairs again...another great flashback. Your flowers always make me happy!

Cynthia said...

Suzy, a lovely Flashback Friday.... The fool sounds delicious with strawberries, whipped cream, and yogurt.

And your flashback photos pic are gorgeous .. all pink and white and green.

Jigs is too cute and looks very proud of his new stairs.

Foley said...

How refreshing the fool looks! You're so lucky to have the berries in your backyard. I love the bleeding hearts, one of my favs.
Jigs is so precious..if you lived closer he could have play dates with Bailey!

Gollum said...

Your Flashback Fridays are so much fun. I'm going to try Strawberry Fool--it looks delicious.

SusanQ said...

Yum! Your strawberry fool sounds delightful, Suzy! I love Greek yogurt too. The texture is the best!

Your flowers photos are all so beautiful. I love the Lewesia and clematis the best ;)

Another great Flashback Friday post!

Kathleen said...

Oh, strawberries...late June here, can't wait!
Your fool looks delicious! So nice and refreshing!
Thanks for FF FF! :)
Enjoy your weekend, Belle...

dishesdone said...

Love Greek yogurt, too! Found another brand, this one comes with fruit, Chobani! It's great!

Your Flashback friday fool looks fabulous!

Jigs is so funny, he does look proud!

Love your flowers!

Susan said...

the strawberry fool sounds delicious!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Oh, you are making me wonder how my clematis did this winter! Kathleen and I ordered from the same company and were very pleased. I just hope mine survived our frigid temperatures.

I love Greek yogurt, and the strawberry fool looks so refreshing! I always have plenty of mint in my garden, so this will go on my summer list.

What we won't do for our pets. Jigs is so precious, and one lucky dog. I know Kiki would give him kisses. LOL

Suzy said...

Thanks all of you!

Debbie I'll take the KiKi kisses. Jigs would hide lol. Your clematis will be back! If Marie can grow them as well as she does I know yours will be back.

Thanks Susan, Carol, & Kathleen

Thanks Susan..I am crossing my fingers for the Lewisia. For being native to the area it seems very sensitive to the wet.

Thanks Foley..I will play with Bailey..Jigs will run and hide! lol Are we seeing a trend here?

Thanks Michael, Marigene, Marsha, Jayne & Cynthia.

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