You know how some people have a green thumb? Well, I have a black thumb. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's killing plants, which is why this year's experiment with a veggie container garden is a big risk. Will they thrive, or will their little leaves shrivel in the heat and wind of my rooftop?
So far, things are going well. Yesterday while I was watering (I remembered to water - that's half the battle!) I noticed that I finally had ONE strawberry. It was small but brilliantly red...not like those pale, bloated strawberries at the store. It looked perfect, with not a single blemish or mushy spot. I popped it in my mouth. WOW. I am strawberry - hear me roar. How can so much taste be in such a small package? If this keeps up, it's going to be a strawberry summer.
Speaking of strawberries and summer, check out what I found on Foodgawker. It's from a blog called Rossi di Serra which I'm sure is an interesting read, but since it's in Italian, the best I can do is run it through Google's translator.
Wouldn't this make a delicious passed dessert appetizer?
Strawberry Vodka Shake (original here)
Makes 6-8 servings
1oz vodka (maybe even chocolate vodka?)
2/3 c strawberry ice cream
6-8 small strawberries to decorate
Blend the vodka and ice cream with a handheld blender. Pour into small glasses, decorate with strawberries, and serve immediately.