Happy March everyone! We finally got some rain on our parched lands here in California, and in just a blink of an eye, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. How are you celebrating this year?
In the spirit of the holiday, I was inspired to create a dish that reminded me of the beginning of spring. Nothing like seeing the unearthed green after a long, cold winter. Which brought me to this Strawberry Basil Galette– it’s bursting with spring flavors and splashed with green.
- 1.5 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 frozen pie crust
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1.5 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 egg
Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the strawberries, basil, flour, sugar, and lime juice together. Spray a large piece of parchment paper with cooking oil, then roll out the pie crust so it lays flat on the parchment paper.
Assemble the strawberries in a single layer, leaving a 1 inch border around the edges. Then, fold in the edges, pinching it in to keep the folds together. Beat the egg with an equal amount of water, then brush it over the edges of the galette. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the edges are brown.
Enjoy! xx, Nanette
I’m gearing up for Thanksgiving this week with my yearly chocolate covered strawberry turkey recipe and crossing every limb I have for the miracle of seeing snow in Houston since I won’t be making it back to the east coast for the holiday. I’ll be laying low until next week with the exception of a few exciting tid-bits of news here and there but I’m wishing you lots of turkey induced naps and pieces of pie you don’t need but eat anyways.
Now, how many of you will be heading out for Black Friday? I’m terribly too impatient for lines and camping out, but if you have any online deals that I should know about I’m all ears!
With everything from my salted caramel ice cream cake shots, to my cupcakes in a cup, you know I’m all about some clever recipe ideas. So, when Good Pop filled me in on their best-kept-secret popsicle cocktail ideas, I was instantly sold!
Not only is this popsicle cocktail recipe perfect for summer weather, but it also adds the perfect touch of color (and a few ooh’s and aah’s) to just about any tablescape. Plus, you only a need a few quick ingredients to make a refreshing adult cocktail or a sweet treat for the kiddos!
Honestly, where did November go?! I swear I just blinked for a second and now it’s Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good excuse to stuff myself on turkey, dressing, and as much pie as the next person, but I’m just a little astonished (and way, way underprepared). Luckily, I have a token last minute Thanksgiving recipe or two, and one of them happens to involve snacking on chocolate covered strawberry turkeys (would you really expect any less from me?)…
- Melting chocolate
- Candy corn
- Fudge stripe cookies (cut into halves)
- Wax paper
- White royal icing (optional)
Cut the tops off of the strawberries, making sure that you cut the “back” flat so that the tail stands upright. Dip a few strawberries in chocolate and place them on wax paper. Once the chocolate is almost dry (but still sticky), press a half of a fudge stripe cookie onto the back to make the feathers, then press a candy corn on the tip to make the beaks. If you have any excess chocolate on the side of the turkeys, use a butter knife to cut it off. That’s all you have to do! You can put eyes on them with royal icing, but I like to keep it simple, especially since they never last long.
Not only are these perfect for snacking on throughout Thanksgiving (and the few days before and after, ughm..), but they also make really cute hostess gifts!