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Strawberries Galore

May 11, 2011

Over the weekend, Michael and I went to the Strawberry Festival in Fort Mill.   It was great to see so many people out and about on such a beautiful day. There were some vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and baked goods.  There were also bouncy castles, face painters, a REALLY scary clown, and a petting zoo.

But I was most interested in strawberries.

Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that it actually isn’t all that easy find strawberries at a Strawberry Festival.

We wandered around looking for a booth that was selling them, and when we finally found one…they were out of strawberries!

Luckily, there was a booth selling strawberries by the exit, so I managed to snag some for me and some for my mother just as we were leaving.  And on Mother’s Day, my mother-in-law brought me even more strawberries.

Needless to say, I’ve been putting strawberries in everything for days.  I feel like Strawberry Shortcake!

After adding strawberries to all of my smoothies, my cereal, my fruit bowls, and my salads, I decided to make a light Strawberry Cream dessert just for Michael.

Strawberry Cream

(Lightly adapted from here)


3 tablespoons cold water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
4 cups hulled strawberries
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream (or plain yogurt)

1 cup strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)
Drizzle with honey (optional)

  1. To prepare cream: Stir together water and gelatin in a small heatproof cup or bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the gelatin has completely dissolved but the liquid is not boiling, 20 to 30 seconds. (Alternatively, bring 1/2 inch water to a gentle simmer in a small skillet. Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture in the simmering water until the gelatin has dissolved completely.) Stir the mixture until smooth.
  2. Place strawberries, honey and vanilla in a food processor and puree. Add sour cream; pulse to combine. With the motor running, slowly add the dissolved gelatin. Pour the cream into four 8-ounce bowls or wineglasses. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  3. Top with strawberries, cacao nibs, and honey, if using.  Serves 4.

This was a very easy light dessert to put together, especially if you’re also hoarding all of the strawberries in town right inside your  refrigerator.

The one glass of wine that I had at  Liu Liu’s last night with Brittney and Sara must have been one too many because I actually broke the first martini glass that I tried to fill with the Strawberry Cream.

Oh well, at least I had fun!   It is always wonderful see Brittney, and it was great to meet Sara for the first time.

Plus, I had an adorable fortune in my fortune cookie.

Have a great day, everyone!

  1. May 11, 2011 8:40 AM

    Breaking glasses girl?! lol!

    This strawberry dessert looks amazing! Im sure Michael loved it!

    Yay for girls night out, its always fun to have nights like that!! U look beautiful! Loving the shirt from what I can see too!!

    Happy almost weekend!! xoxo ❤

    • May 11, 2011 8:49 AM

      Thank you! It is actually a dress. 🙂 I just got it and it is super comfy. Have a great day too! 🙂

  2. May 11, 2011 6:29 PM

    Too bad we hadn’t met before the Strawberry Festival! I actually got a huge bunch of strawberries from the Peach Stand on Monday. They have TONS still, so you should be able to stock up for the summer. I think I’m going to buy more this weekend to freeze. (ps – I’m stealing these pictures!)

    • May 11, 2011 7:09 PM

      Feel free to steal away! I sent them to Brittney earlier. 🙂

  3. May 12, 2011 9:20 AM

    oooh it looks so pretty!

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