Strawberries with Ice Cream




It’s strawberry season here in Krakow! You can find baskets heaping with these bright red berries all over town. They’re super sweet and not expensive- a win win. I bought a basket, brought it home and ended up staring at it not sure what to make. There’s the obvious chocolate dipped ones which of course we made, but what else can I make with them? So…I decided that I’ll make a compilation of strawberry recipes for myself, and you reader, to refer to.

I’d love to hear of your favorite recipes that include strawberries!




This first one isn’t really a recipe. OK it’s not. But it screams summer- simple ingredients and fresh fruit. And it’s what happens when the kiddos have 10 min before bed time but want a dessert. They helped put it together which made it taste even sweeter for them. šŸ™‚IMG_20150624_182726

*Bowls from Istanbul, Turkey



God gave us a gift today. ‘Us’ being people living in Portland. THE SUNSHINE!!!

(I follow lots of bloggers who live in California and I daily work at not being jealous. Is it a fruitless battle?)

Anyhoo, we see the beautiful sun today. No qualms there, us girls went on an ice cream date to celebrate the power of Vitamin D.

(picture taken on phone)

Emma was all about her ‘rainbow’ ice cream (sherbet), myself- bubble gum with the pinkĀ florescentĀ square pieces mixed in. Makes Travis gross out but there is somethingĀ nostalgicĀ about that horribly fake flavor.

I had a dream last night Travis asked me where I wanted to vacation next and I said California. Warm. Beach. Near by-ish. New cities. Sun. Sonic. Beach towels.

I’m praying it was a dream given to me by God. Amen.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I know I told a couple of you that I was going to make homemade pretzels. Sorry, my brown sugar is gone and so hopefully this week sometime I’ll do it. If not, for sure next week. I’ll also post the recipe here too- it’s really simple. Well, it seems that I blog a lot about food. Huh, I guess it’s just an avenue for my creativity. I would love more fabric, crystals, card stock, stamps and spray paint. But as it is, we will always need food! So I’m able to have fun in the kitchen and spread the love Internet style.

I needed to make cookies for Trav’s lunches and I’m always trying to come up with fun little desserts. So, voila! This is the best of both worlds. This is obviously so simple a child could do it. (hint, hint for all you mommies and aunties- fun project for a rainy day!) Right now they’re in my freezer hardening up. I think we’ll add them to tomorrow’s dinner plan. Enjoy!

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Cookie in a jacket