Rhubarb Strawberry Compote

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Cardamom gives this compote an alluring flavor. Spoon it over pound cake, cheesecake, ice cream or go savory and serve it with pork. It will keep refrigerated and tightly covered for 4-5 days. Danielle adapted this recipe from Fine Cooking and demoed during April 2015 as part of our Colors of Spring month.

1 ½ lbs. rhubarb, rinsed and sliced into ½-inch pieces
1 lb strawberries, hulled and thickly sliced
½ C honey; more to taste
¼ C orange juice
½ t cardamom
1 small vanilla bean, slit and seeds scraped from pod
¼ t sea salt

Combine the rhubarb, honey, orange juice, cardamom and salt in a large saucepan. With a pairing knife, slit the vanilla bean open lengthwise and with the back of the knife carefully scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the pod to the rhubarb.


Coriander Roasted Strawberries

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This is an unusual combination and utterly irresistible. The strawberries are not too sweet and the citrusy notes of the coriander seed are not assertive, but just right.  You could serve the strawberries with mascarpone or even just whipped cream, lightly sweetened.  You could even try the strawberries as part of a cheese course.  Adrienne demoed this at the US Botanic garden May 22 2014. Adapted from inspiredtaste.com. Read More


Radish and Herb Salad with Strawberries and Sungold Tomatoes

strawberry herb salad

 

 

The combination of strawberries and tomatoes is irresistible.  This salad does that and more, adding peppery radishes, plenty of herbs and a creamy yogurt dressing flavored with maple syrup to enhance the sweetness of the strawberries.  Make it even more  kid-friendly by omitting the radishes, but for grown-ups, don’t change a thing.  Danielle demoed this recipe at Brookside and at USBG in May 2014.  Adapted from Food52. Read More


Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse

white choc mousse

 

 

This is a rich dessert ideally served in expresso cups or small clear glass dessert cups. For a really special occasion, serve in chocolate shells. Decadent white chocolate and intense strawberry combine to make this one of your more memorable treats. Make it the day ahead for best results.  Use a chilled bowl to whip the cream to perfection. Adrienne demoed this in May 2014. Read More