This was both my first time making balsamic strawberries and my first attempt at a galette. Between those two factors, I was a bit nervous that this dish wouldn’t turn out well. Last week I made a BLT with fried green tomatoes…It was an epic fail that ended with me teary eyed in a messy kitchen and a dish that got dumped in the garbage. (Yes, this happens sometimes. It’s almost always followed by a call for Chinese take out.) I half expected the same thing to happen today, but thankfully it didn’t.
By the way, galette is just another way of saying rustic pie. Those French…they have to make everything sound so fancy. Stu called it a “strawberry volcano.” That oughta’ take the pretentiousness down a notch!
The idea for this recipe came on a recent getaway. Stu’s aunt and uncle invited us to spend a weekend with them in Arkansas. We had a great time hiking, antique shopping, and catching up. On Saturday we found this beautiful little farm where we picked strawberries right from the patch. It took about two minutes for us to start singing The Beatles, but Stu changed the lyrics to “…Strawberry fields for Heather”. We walked away with a huge portion for only $6, and I kept myself busy on the three hour road trip home coming up with ways to use our bucket o’ berries.
In other news, the blog redesign is almost ready to roll out, and I am SO excited to introduce you to some very talented ladies who are going to be helping out here on The Lovely Cupboard. More on that coming Wednesday!