So, it's been a while...I've been away and haven't had a chance to get back to blogging. I'm actually really surprised how much I've missed it. I've enjoyed posting my recipes and pics, and I really hope you all have enjoyed my posts, too!
The strawberries right now are insane...in season, they are so sweet and fresh and cheap. Plus they are everywhere. Whenever I think of strawberries I think summer! So I've gone searching for a good summertime strawberry recipe and I've found one. Strawberries marinated with balsamic vinegar with marscarpone cheese is one of my favorites.
Strawberries Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar
From Jamie Oliver's The Return of the Naked Chef
1-ish lbs of strawberries, hulled
~5 tbsp sugar, to taste
10 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 vanilla pod
14 oz mascarpone cheese
4 or 5 leaves of fresh mint or basil, finely sliced
Place strawberries in a bowl and scatter generously with the sugar followed by the balsamic vinegar. Stir around and allow to marinate for up to 2 hours.