Monday, July 30, 2012


  • 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 7 tablespoons granulated sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or rub in with your fingers, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream until dough starts to come together, then stir in strawberry mixture.
  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing evenly apart. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, and bake until golden brown, 24 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool. Cookies are best served immediately, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.

Ghost Furniture Home - Eco-chic Furniture and Accessories Designs

I came across this very cool site "Ghost Furniture". They have some very unique pieces and great ideas for home decor!!  

Last Thursday I was on my way home from work when a tornado hit my town, it was absolutely terrifying. I had to pull over off the road at a local business to find safety.  Once it was over it took me over 2 hours to get home and this would normally had been a 20 minute drive in all.  Every road I turned on had trees blocking the road and down utility lines.  We have some of the most beautiful trees here in Upstate New York and I have never seen anything like this.  Nature can show herself in so many ways and on this day she grabbed my attention.

No comments: