Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Back in May when my strawberry plants were thriving, I thought about what to do with the berries, besides gorge on them! (And share.) There’s nothing quite like that just-ripened strawberry, picked from its plant. Then I remembered a milk shake my mother made, maybe in 1968 or 1969. We lived on Long Island, New

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Strawberry Pie

A while back I posted on Avocado Pie, a recipe given to me by a friend during my college years in the 70’s. He was one of three male classical musicians who shared a beautiful home in Santa Barbara, California. I moved away from, S.B. in 1978, but retrospectively, I know one of them had

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Brie with Roasted Strawberries

I am a cheese-aholic. I love stinky cheese the best, if I was forced to choose. My favorite stinky cheeses would include Époisses, Reblochon, Délices, and raclette. The ones I love the best tend to be washed rind cows’ milk cheeses. However, there’s also nothing much more appealing to me than ooey, gooey cheeses –

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Cheese Blintzes

With every season change, I go through recipes that I have saved since I was very young. It started when I would cut up recipes from McCall’s magazine and glue them on large index cards for my mother. Then I started doing it for myself. As I just turned 60 years old, you can only

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Strawberry Tiramisu

Many years ago, my girlfriend Gabriella made a strawberry tiramisu, and I’ve never forgotten it. It was made in the same manner as a traditional tiramisu, but without the coffee element. Instead, it had layers of beautiful spring strawberries. So I wanted to finally make this twist of the popular Italian dessert using traditional ingredients

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Strawberry Salad

As I mentioned in my strawberry vinegar post, a green salad topped with fresh strawberries is extraordinary, but only in the springtime when it’s strawberry season. Any other time of year it just doesn’t seem right to me. It was because of strawberry-topped salads that I was inspired to make a strawberry vinegar. I thought

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Strawberry Vinegar

There is one thing that makes me crazy at restaurants, and that is non-seasonal menus. It makes me want to go yell at everyone. And I’m not a yelling kind of person. Just ask my kids. Or maybe don’t. One menu item that infuriates me is a green salad topped with strawberries. In January. And

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