If you could taste summer, it’d taste like this

On our way out to a local lavender festival a few weeks ago, my hubby-to-be, his momma, and I stopped for a picnic in the park. The highlight: her famous strawberry pie. It’s always been a favorite for his family, and now I can say that it’s definitely one of mine too. In a phrase, if you were to personify “summer” in a dish – this would be it. Fresh, sweet, slightly tart, and incredibly simple – this homemade strawberry pie is summer on a plate, and to die for.

Here’s my version of her incredible pie.

Ingredients:

Shortbread pie crust (prepared in advance):

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 150g of cold butter, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of iced water

Filling:

  • 6-8 cups (1.5-2 quarts) of fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1.5 cups of whipping cream

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Cool summer desserts for a hot, lazy Sunday afternoon

Photo credit: © Vivian Chan

(Originally posted on reKalibrate.com)

It’s the last day of the Canada Day long weekend. The weather’s been hot, humid, and beautifully sunny. It’s the perfect kind of weather that inspires cool, light desserts to go with that fruity beverage on a patio.

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