|Melty homemade organic strawberry ice cream—yum!|
The summer solstice has come and gone, but we are still waiting for it to really be summer in Portland. (My two-year-old keeps eyeing the rain out the window and asking me, "Is it summer yet?") But we can't really complain, because for the past 3 weeks we've had an abundance of that most perfect of summer fruits—strawberries! Last night, in our daily attempt to keep up with the harvest, we made strawberry ice cream from my dear friend Molly Moon's new cookbook. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream stores have a cult following in Seattle, and if you go there, you'll know why. But I have to say, the recipes in the book bring you pretty close to the ice cream store experience. Also: I don't miss the eggs in ice cream at all. I'm a Philadelphia-style convert.
My other go-to cookbook this summer: Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson. Too many nutritious, delicious recipes in here to discuss, but since we're talking about strawberries, you must try her roasted strawberries. Luckily I found the recipe posted on Design*Sponge with permission, so I will re-post it here. Now go buy these books!!
|Highly recommended for the summer!|
|Heidi Swanson's Roasted Strawberries (Photo credit: Heidi Swanson © 2011)|