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strawberries_honey2My first recipe from my new Nourishing Kitchen cookbook was strawberries in minted honey syrup with fresh Louisana strawberries, spearmint and raw local honey.

And, I know the cookbook author says it's good with yogurt or whipped cream . . . which I'm sure it is . . . we couldn't help but eat it on vanilla ice cream from my favorite local ice cream company — New Orleans Ice Cream Co.

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Strawberries in Minted Honey Syrup
// The Nourished Kitchen

1 cup water
1 cup honey
2 pints strawberries
1 small bunch fresh mint

Bring water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the honey and whisk it into the water until it dissolves fully. Continue simmering over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and let syrup cool to room temperature.

Hull the strawberries, cut them in half, and set them in a bowl. Pluck the leaves off the stems of mint, tear them with your hands, and drop them into the bowl with the strawberries. Pour the cooled honey syrup over the strawberries and mint, then cover the bowl and transfer it to the fridge. Allow the berries to marinate for a day, and then serve them with their syrup.

Serve with cultured yogurt or whipped cream . . . or ice cream . . .

 

 

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cookbookLook what came in the mail! When I got back from my trip, there was an unexpected package at my house. My super-thoughtful sister sent me this just released cookbook from one of my favorite blogs, Nourished Kitchen.

Nourished Kitchen is all about looking back to our food traditions. Traditional foods and recipes made with whole, seasonal and local ingredients. Food that isn't pumped full of fake stuff like preservatives and enhancers and recipes that blend food for the maximum in nutrition and health. Basically everything that food on the grocery store shelves isn't.

My book already has bent pages . . . up first (because of the beautiful strawberries, spearmint and onions I got in my Country Table bundle this week): strawberries in minted honey syrup and roasted tomato salad with mint.

Check back, I'll be posting about it.

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