I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fragole Pazzo

Isn't it funny how foods that other people grew up eating and loving sound weird but the foods we grew up eating and loving never do? If the food seems weird are the people who eat them and enjoy them just as weird? If that is the case, then just label me the weirdest person on the face of the earth; because I eat some pretty weird foods (my definition of weird is delicious by the way)! If you ask me the only thing that is weird is anyone who would short change themselves of trying something different from their "norm". One little taste that's all it takes, if you don't like it you never have to eat it again.......but if you do like it....
Well I guess that would mean that you are still weird only now you would possess the power to eat many more foods than you use to......how cool is that?!

Crazy Strawberries

2 tbsp. sugar
5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. freshly coarse ground black pepper
4 c. ripe strawberries, stemmed and quartered (2 pt.)
Grated sweet chocolate for garnish (in a pinch you could just sprinkle on a few semi-sweet chocolate chips)!

In a bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, and pepper. Stir in strawberries and let them stand for 10 minutes, serve strawberries garnished with chocolate.


Kavey said...

Strawberries and balsamic / pepper have become quite popular, I like the flavour of balsamic very well with them myself too.

People who refuse to try new combinations or ingredients because they sound strange make me feel pity for them - just think of all the wonderful things they miss out on because they're too scared of a potential moment of disgust at one they might hate!

For every 10 new things I might try, I might hate 1 but I'll probably like several and love at least 1!

~~louise~~ said...

Nothing crazy about this dish. (or you:) Good thing I was "weird" enough to give it a taste...I now LOVE it!!!

Julie said...

Great Louise, enjoy

Julie said...

Thank you Kavey, it's true there are so many wonderful flavors to experience if only given a chance.

Water Damage Memphis, TN said...

those strawberries look so tasty!

<3 Lindsay

Julie said...

Thank you

Leslie said...

Adding the pepper is interesting. I should try it. This would be awesome atop a mascarpone cheesecake :)

Julie said...

Leslie. what a fabulous idea putting it on cheese cake that would taste amazing.