Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strawberries Are For Lovers

{Three Years In}







My favorite early summer dessert, hands-down, is rustic strawberry shortcake: balsamic strawberries with buttermilk drop biscuits and bourbon whipped cream. We had it at our wedding. I gave you the recipe. It's easy, it's always a crowd-pleaser, and it is just so. damn. good.

But with a bumper crop of particularly sweet strawberries in the garden this year we can't bear to gild the lily, so right now we're just hulling them and serving them as-is with P's whipped cream. Perfection. Today's our third year wedding anniversary (three years already?!) so tonight we'll be eating strawberries, counting blessings. Every day with him is the new best day of my life. True fact.

41 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, L and P! To many more strawberry days.

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  2. Happy Anniversary, Lily-cakes!! Have a wonderful day! XOXO

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  3. congrats L&P! those strawberries look crazy delicious!

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  4. Happy anniversary! Maybe strawberries should be the official 3rd year gift? :) Those look amazing, I'm so jealous at how many you guys have growing!

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  5. Wonderful post. Happy anniversary to you two lovelies! Hopefully life will send that feeling to me one day. Awaking with my best friend, looking forward to adventures, old age and a bond that only grows stronger with each breath.

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  6. So sweet. Isn't marriage the best? Happy Anniversary.

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  7. Those fab sandals you scored always make me smile. Happy-Happy Anniversary!! I'm thinking Strawberry Margaritas for those puppies. Yum...Have a wonderful, special day!!

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  8. i'm glad we switched the subject to anniversaries and strawberries! (happy happy!) i was feeling deeply uncomfortable about my handbag.

    and yeah p.s. i like your sandals too!

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  9. Happy anniversary, you two! Strawberries sound like a perfect way to celebrate.

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  10. Happy anniversary, lady!! We just had our 4th anniversary last week and I feel just like you...every day is better than the last. Enjoy those berries and each other!! xoxo

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  11. happy smasnniversary, ma choue! to think, 3 years ago i was in the hay field in a poppy colored dress watching you get hitched in yer cowgirl boots! so happy for you and P. you are a great example as how mawwiage should be and i love you both! xo

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  12. Oh man! You blog is my obsession.

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  13. happiest anniversary - loved your wedding photos - and i'm so gonna make the strawberry shortcake - at least the biscuit part - i'm addicted to biscuits.

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  14. Flag waving, Happy Anniversary. How appropriate for you two to wed in June, on Flag Day, of all things. Mine was on a Friday the 13th, to my still bestest friend of all ages, 27 years ago on a steamy, rainbow rain soaked July evening in the Mojave Desert. True dreams be still your heart. Luscious berries are for lovers.

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  15. Happy anniversary, kiddos!

    I can't believe you guys get that many strawberries. We kept trying but the birds here are greedy - it was rare to get a berry or two before they did.

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  16. have a happy happy day with all those strawberries....yum!

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  17. Thanks for all the well-wishing, team!
    xo

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  18. aww - congrats! what an awesome way to spend it, too...those strawberries look amaaaaazing. *drool*

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  19. Have a very anniversary. May the strawberries never end.

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  20. congratulations! and that last line is quite the zinger.

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  21. Happy anniversary! The strawberries look delicious.

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  22. I just love strawberries- especially when they are freshly picked and it's a warm summers day.

    Congrats on the 3rd year anniversary :)

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  23. Happy anniversary!! And those strawberries look super delicious! with whip cream probably almost perfection!
    Have a wonderful day!!

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  24. Happy anniversary, lovers! Here's hoping every year's crop of strawberries grows infinitely sweeter.

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  25. Bless that shortcake!

    Wishing you two the best on your third-sounds like you have the best kind of love.

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  26. "the new best day of my life" ~ oh love, it is so damn wonderful!

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  27. Happy anniversary! I'm totally drooling over the lovely strawberries :)

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  28. Happy anniversary, we had strawberries today....And I found wild ones today in my garden!
    Love to you both!

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  29. I really look forward to when the Strawberries are ripe again! It's winter here and the strawb's are still half a year away! But at least I can drooool over yours!!

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  30. omg i am so jealous. i wish that i had fresh grown strawberries instead of the packaged grocery store kind. they can't even compare!

    xo
    sami

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  31. This is such an impressive strawberry haul. My leggy little plants have only produced one berry, and the cat bit off the stem it was growing on before it could fully develop.
    And I love the idea of balsamic strawberry shortcake at a wedding--a delicious and earthy dessert for such an occasion, not too fancy and ridiculous.

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  32. This is so sweet. I feel the same way about my very own sweet pea. Happy anniversary to you two!

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  33. Oh boy, amazing. Happy anniversary, hope you are enjoying all those strawberries.

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  34. oh wow.. look at that. I am so envious. Enjoy!

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