All posts tagged: foodshare

Welcome Spring with a Strawberry Pie

To me, nothing screams spring more than strawberries. Their beautiful vibrant color lends itself perfectly to this flowering season. This is why whenever Easter rolls around, or if I am throwing a garden party, or dinner party during Spring, my dessert of choice is always strawberry pie. This is a great recipe to put together when you don’t have a lot of prep-time or when you just want to display some beautiful homegrown strawberries, since you will not be cooking the fruit. For this recipe I used some of my Strawberry-Ros√© low sugar preserves. If you make some, I highly recommend you use it for this pie, if not you can either skip this step or use any low-sugar strawberry jam or preserves. I find that it adds an extra punch of strawberry flavor and counteracts a bit of that “fake” strawberry flavoring that the gelatin has. Strawberry Pie Ingredients: 1 sheet of store-bought pie crust 1 Tbsp butter 2 lbs of strawberries (or two 16 oz. containers) 1 3 oz strawberry jello package 3/4 …

First Day of School Character Bento

Today our eldest goes to school for the first time ever. We are excited but also a little¬† nervous, since a whole new stage of our life just started today. To commemorate such an occasion I decided to get back to writing in this blog, even more since I made this cute little character bento (kyaraben) for her first lunch at school. While it required a little assembly, it was a very easy lunch to put together and can be prepared the night before, so the next day is just the assembly. Components: Hard-boiled egg turned into a hatching chick (I followed this tutorial from HGTV). Sliced strawberries. Cherry tomato. Ham flower (bend ham slice in half, make several cuts around folded edge, and roll until it looks like a flower. I thought this was a great explanation on how to do it, but my husband says that after reading it he still does not know how to make it -_-, so here is a great tutorial from Just One Cook Book). Soy sauce noodles: …