Strawberry Salsa

Refreshing easy appetizer strawberry salsa

Refreshing salsa of strawberries, sweet onion, chocolate nibs, mint and a little lime juice - perfect with chevre and crackers. I thought I’d share some fun strawberry factoids today that you can toss around at your next cocktail party since this recipe is ALL about strawberries, and they’re quickly coming into season now in many parts of the country. The botanical name for strawberry is fragaria, which means fragrance. Fitting, don't you think? Strawberries belong to the rose family. ...

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Fresh Mascarpone Cheese

mascarpone with zester

Making your own mascarpone cheese might be the best mascarpone cheese you've ever had. I met mascarpone later in life. I knew about it, sure. I had witnessed people swooning, waxing poetic over its creaminess and delicate flavor. But I never really understood all the fuss. To me, this cream cheese from the Lombardy region of northern Italy tasted like a pale imitation of the familiar cream cheese of my ...

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