We've been eating a lot of strawberry shortcake and a few days ago we decided to move onto fool. Hard to beat strawberry fool for an easy-to-make, delicious dessert. I made it for my family Monday night and then made it again last night for our friends.
Just chop about 4 cups worth of strawberries (or run them quickly through the food processor if you like but leave them a bit rough). Sprinkle a couple spoons of sugar on top and let sit for a few hours.
Whip 2 cups worth of cream with a titch of sugar and, if you have it, the seeds scraped from half a vanilla pod. Then fold the two together. Spoon into serving dishes (jam jars in my case because I don't have any pretty clear glass bowls and the jars do nicely in a pinch) and top with a strawberry. I was thinking last night that it would be really nice served with a crisp cookie...like maybe a stroopwafel. I'll have to get some next time I go to the market and test out my theory. Then we'll have to be "fooled" for a third time. ;-)
It definitely goes down a treat!
And my Clivia is in bloom again. I was just thinking it wasn't going to bloom this year and started cleaning it up to take outside to divide (my friend has been waiting patiently for me to divide it for faaar too long) when I noticed a bloom stalk coming. I love this plant with its glossy green leaves and I also love that each year it reminds me to be patient and that it will bloom in its own sweet time.
Oh, how funny. I just used my blog search to see if I could find another post about this plant blooming and I see I posted about it on June 30th last year. I was so sure it usually bloomed earlier and that it was late this year...I guess it hasn't taught me much about being patient after all. ;-)