Thursday, March 6, 2008

red and juicy.

After this harsh winter I am CRAVING fruit. Fresh fruit. Oranges, lemons, and particularly strawberries. My body must be needing something after these months of dark, cold, snow, and inside living.

For lunch today I had some juicy organic strawberries with organic garlic hummus, pasture raised raw milk 6 year local cheddar (can I say wow?), and garlic naan. Hit the spot!

strawberries:: Strawberries have lots of vitamin C as well as phytonutrients and antioxidants. They also have vitamin K, manganese, folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.


Karen Aune Arts said...

I tend to look at your blog before lunch time and it just makes my mouth water. Sounds like a yummy combination. We've been craving strawberries at our house also, looking forward to berry picking time. I should also whip up a batch of hummus for the weekend...thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Anne said...

6 year cheddar, wow! I can hardly wait the 3 months for my cheese to be ready, maybe they forgot about it somewhere in their cave.
I am craving fruit too, I have been making a field plan this week to plant raspberries, gooseberries, and currants this spring. My daughter wants to grow strawberries, but they are a pain to manage on a large scale.

I like Peter Reinhart's early book called "Brother Junipers" Its all yeast breads but the essays are beautiful, I also have "Crust and Crumb" Its pretty good. But Daniel Leader is my man, the bakery is actually not too far from me, on the other side of the Catskill Mountains, I will have to make a pilgrimage to the bakery...although I can't actually eat any thing there, but it will be food for my eyes and nose.

denise said...

Karen--I'd love to hear your hummus recipe. :)


Lisa Anne- The 6 yr cheese is awesome. $$, but nice for a special treat. Tastes like a rich dense irish cheddar. SO good.

I am going to try strawberries in hanging baskets this year -- not a lot of quantity, but maybe easier to manage. I want to plant gooseberries and currants too. We have a pretty small yard so I'm figuring it all out as I go. I have small blueberry bushes which should be good in another year or so.

FUNNY - we always have the same books. I am actually JUST starting Brother Junipers this week. Got it from the library 2 days ago. :)

Sally said...

OMG, that naan looks so good! When we lived in Clemson, we lived in family Housing, so ALL our neighbors were from all over the world: Taiwan, China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Romania -- heck, even Utah!LOL
Our dearest friends were from India, and Preetha made so many delightful (if not sometimes HOT) things, including naan......
mmmmmm, melt in your mouth goodness. Thank you for bringing that memory back!