Strawberry Purple Basil Sherbet

I’m calling this a sherbet though it may technically be ice cream. Mr. and Mrs. Wikipedia say that sherbet has between 1 and 2% milk fat. This recipe uses half and half, but has a pretty high water content from the strawberries. It’s more refreshing than creamy. I’ll let you decide. All I know is … Continue reading

Strawberry Purple Basil Agua Fresca

Okay, this is actually destined to be another signature cocktail, but I haven’t found the right booze combination yet so I’m posting the non alcoholic version. I love trying different herbs and fruits, and the purple basil darkens the color of the strawberries to this beautiful burgundy color. The purple basil is also more anise-y … Continue reading

Strawberry Mint Conserve

Mint.  Man, is this stuff hard.  I’m making headway through my bunch from last week’s box.  Today I made strawberry mint conserve, inspired by the strawberry conserve recipe included in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine.  The original recipe can be found here, but I made enough changes that I feel I’ve come up with my … Continue reading