what’s in a reduction?

So, here’s the riff on yesterday’s recipe for macerated strawberries. If you were sitting in an elegant restaurant reading the menu by candlelight and it said one of the dessert items was a plate of fresh strawberries with a balsamic reduction you would be intrigued. Here’s the thing to keep in mind. Those restaurant menu … Continue reading

master the macerated berries

The berry season is in full swing. The guys like their berries many ways. A dollop of fresh, whipped cream here. A splash of  just-squeezed orange juice there. We scored some chocolate mint for the season. For some weird reason, the last two growing seasons, the chocolate mint in the garden came back, but without the … Continue reading