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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Strawberries sweetened with lavender sugar and topped with a mixture of Greek yogurt and creme fraiche is a fantastic way to announce that spring is nearby.

Simple, elegant, fresh and delicious, this recipe is one you will use over and over again.



1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, stemmed and cut lengthwise into 8ths
1 tablespoon lavender sugar
1 tablespoon best quality balsamic vinegar

1 cup Greek Style yogurt
2 tablespoons heavy creme fraiche
1 tablespoon lavender sugar

1. Chill 6 desert goblets by placing in the refrigerator
2. Combine the strawberries, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Stir gently. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Just before serving, combine the yogurt and creme fraiche in a bowl and whisk gently adding the 1 tablespoons of lavender sugar to taste; The mixture will remain quite firm.
4. Spoon the strawberries in to the desert goblets and top with the lavender yogurt cream.

Garnish with a sprig of mint or lavender.

6 Servings

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