While I am still lamenting the complete and total lack of winter around here, I have to admit that it is lovely to have a little spring in the air. Well…aside from the chartreuse green color my car has taken on (pollen), the unexplained sneezing fits (pollen), and the runny eyes that make me look like I cry every time I pick up at school (damn pollen again). But really, the colors are fantastic, the flowers are blooming and there are finally fresh fruits and vegetables that don’t include the word “root.”
Strawberries are usually the first to come out of the gate, and man do I adore them. You should try this little app when you have some fresh strawberries around, and of course a glass of Pinot Grigio wouldn’t hurt either!
what you need:
16 oz strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
8 oz goat cheese
loaf of french bread
fresh ground pepper
what to do:
slice your strawberries thinly.
place them in bowl and sprinkle with sugar.
add balsamic, and stir gently.
let the strawberries sit for at least an hour to macerate.
cut french bread into thin slices. Spread goat cheese over each slice and then spoon strawberries on top.
grind a pinch of fresh ground pepper on top.
Serve and enjoy.