Monday, June 7, 2010
Not A Food Blog - Really
But I am having a good time making pasta! Eventually, the novelty will wear off, so please bear with me for the interim. I'll stop soon- I promise. Besides, eventually the rain will stop and I'll get to go back to gardening.
Over the weekend we found beautiful strawberries from California for ninety-eight cents a pound. Now- there are two things really wrong with this statement. The first is that they came from California. But, if you'll recall, I mentioned the local berries at the farmers market were rotting. I do try to buy local and have no problem with higher prices, but not for rotting fruit. The other thing wrong with the statement is the price. How in the world can the grower or the farm worker make a decent living if they're selling them cheap enough for the supermarket to practically give them away for ninety-eight cents a pound? I can only hope that they were a loss leader for the store.
But I now had something nice with which to serve that lovely cream. Last night it was just strawberries and cream, both sweetened with a little agave syrup. Tonight I flavored the cream with a little Italian trick- balsamic vinegar with the agave syrup, and then a dusting of black pepper- a spicey black Sarawak. Even the mint was yummy.