Gifts from the Ground

May is National Strawberry Month. The berries I've been getting from my favorite Farmer's Market seller this past couple of weekends have been stellar, super sweet ones and since I'm a regular she hooks me up with lots of extras :) Yet another benefit of shopping Farmer's Markets. Click on the link above to find a market in your area.

Last night's dessert...

Shelly's Strawberry Banana Parfait

Strawberries, sliced
Bananas, sliced
Warm Strawberry Toasted Coconut Custard (recipe below)

Layer berries, strawberry custard, bananas, more custard into a parfait glass or a stem glass.

Shelly's Warm Strawberry Toasted Coconut Custard

2 Tablespoons of Bird's Custard Powder
2 cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Strawberry Torani Syrup
1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut, toasted

Mix powder into a smooth paste with a little of the milk. Heat the remaining milk to almost boiling and pour onto the custard mixture. Return the mix to the pan and heat till thickened (it will bubble). Remove from heat and put Sugar Free Syrup and toasted coconut in. You can eat this as is warm (my favorite) poured over slices of my 5 Minute Cakes, Crumbs and Protein Souffles or chill it and it will firm up like pudding.

Highlights of the Day:

* Besides the yummy strawberries check out these babies (literally) I picked up at the FM...

* My little garden is going well. I'm going to have a ton of tomatoes in a few months. There is nothing like a warm from the sun just picked tomato. Mmmm can't wait.

Ohhh and the cucumbers have sprouted

* My sister is in town. Going to hang this week. Should be fun.

Listening to: Dave Matthews Band "Funny The Way It Is"