BEST WITH FRESH SEASONAL BERRIES! Strawberry season is upon us. You can get very good berries in the stores… even better in the farmer’s markets… and even better if you grow them yourself or go to a u-pick farm and pick them yourself! Strawberries bought outside of season lack the sweet, juicy flavors of high-season berries. But also be aware that there are types of strawberries which ripen later in the summer. These can often be found in your local farmer’s market.
I RECOMMEND ORGANIC BERRIES: I like to know that my strawberries are either organic or that they are grown without pesticides. The reason is little critters love strawberries too so pesticides are often sprayed directly on the berries, and do not wash off easily. This is why they are listed #1 in the Dirty Dozen list… fruits and vegetables which should not be eaten unless they are organically grown.
MOSCATO D’ASTI is a sweet, sparkling, low-alcohol wine from the area of Asti in Piedmont. It is made from the Moscato (Muscat) grape and is wonderful for an apéritif or a “not too sweet” dessert wine. Pour it over some fresh sliced strawberries and top with whipped cream and anybody will be impressed!
A COUPLE OF TIPS:
- If you like your whipped cream even a little richer and firmer, try adding some mascarpone cheese to it (that’s what I did here). It makes a good thing taste even better.
- I left the traditional vanilla out of my whipped cream so as not to compete with the Moscato flavors.
Below is the recipe. If you’d prefer the recipe in a PDF click here… Strawberries in Moscato Recipe
Buon appetito! May God bless your table with good health and his abundant love!