Chocolate Covered Strawberries

April 29th, 2010
The thing I wanted to do most with the berries I picked yesterday was dip em in some dark chocolate. If I could have, I would have dipped them in chocolate on the freakin field as I picked them.  That didn’t seem to be a realistic option.
Chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries

Easiest best dessert EVER. Just use a double boiler to melt dark chocolate chips with a small amount of fat (I used crisco).  The small amount of fat makes the chocolate pliable on the strawberries instead of rock hard. Dip a strawberry, place on a piece of parchment in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes and you’re done.

I don’t want to publicly admit how many of these I made and ate.  However, I will say I gave MOST of them away. KU-DOS to me for that.

Pan fried dulse!

Pan fried dulse!

Lunch was brown rice + escarole salad with daikon, carrot and cucumber.  The highlight of the meal were my homemade chickpeas with pan fried dulse on top.  You should try pan fried dulse.  It’s salty and smokey and slightly bacon-ish (don’t ever think of it AS bacon because it’s NOT the same but it’s a great vegan-soy free healthy version)

T.C.'s Lounge

T.C.'s Lounge

It was a friends birthday last yesterday and a group of us went to a local whole-in-the-wall blues lounge called TC’s. By the end of the night the band serenaded my friend with an amazing rendition of Otis Reddings “Lovin by the Pound”.

Git down with your bad self!

Git down with your bad self!

On a non food related note, I somehow matched the band last night. We were all in black and red- LOOKIN GOOD. haha Fun birthday times were had by all.  We should be having a real shindig this weekend, since everyone had to work and couldn’t stay out last night.

Time to head out and shop for a graduation dress. I know I don’t NEED a new dress, but hell I went to school for the last year and a half and I think a new dress to celebrate that might be in order.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Teddy

One Response to “Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

  1. oh, i want to get a graduation dress too! i had to spend $100 on my stupid gown, so it’s a little harder to justify buying something new to go underneath it … but maybe it’s time for frivolity!

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