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  • Back from Vacation and Strawberry Shortcakes

    Yes, we are back from vacation.  Our market is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.  We are still closed on Mondays. For a while now, Piper has been asking me to make strawberry shortcake.  And although she knows it is not strawberry season and we don't have it at the market, she was relentless about it. So I gave in.

    making strawberry shortcakeCould you say no to that face? I couldn't. Please note, this is not our Parkesdale recipe.  The recipe we used to make it came from her Strawberry Shortcake game app on her mini ipad.

    Strawberry Shortcake

    The recipe is straight forward. Lots of easy ingredients you should have in your pantry already: milk, flour, eggs, sugar and butter.  And yes, since it was her idea, I made her do all the hard work. ;)

    After all the ingredients were mixed and the baking was done, the fun began.  Let me tell you, cutting the cake in two was probably the most stressful thing for me in the kitchen ever! She watched me do it while I prayed to God it wouldn't brake!

    easy strawberry shortcake recipe

    And now for the fun part. Once your shortcake is baked and cut in half, you can start playing with the whipped cream.  We used Reddi Whip, but I'm sure you can make your own too.  Once you've added a layer of whipped cream, start placing your strawberries.

    strawberry shortcake recipe

    This is what happens when you let a 6 year old in the kitchen.  Don't you love it? :)

    strawberry shortcake recipe

    Once you've finished adding a layer of strawberries, go ahead and repeat with the other half of the shortcake.

    strawberry shortcake recipe

    Easy strawberry shortcake recipe

     

    Here's the recipe in case you want to try it at home!

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    shortcake 2

    Enjoy!

    If you'd like to see a picture of the finished project, click here and visit my new blog.

     

     

     

  • Vacation Coming Up!

    It's that time of year when the market closes for our yearly vacation! This year, the market will be closed from Monday, August 4 to Monday, August 18th.  The market will reopen promptly at 9 am on Tuesday, August 19th.

    vacation

    We hope to get some rest and finish up some of the summer projects we've started.  And we look forward to seeing all your happy faces on Tuesday!

  • Food and Wine Conference Recap, Orlando

    Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando hosted by Isabel from Sunday Supper. The event was housed at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on Universal Boulevard.

    Food and Wine Conference

    As a sponsor, I headed up to Orlando with a car full of strawberry cookies for the afternoon snack break.

    strawberry cookies

    I must tell you, the strawberry cookies were a hit, but you already knew that.  I'm not going to lie, It was so fun to see everyone oohing and aahing over our Parkesdale strawberry cookies!

    strawberrysue

    It was also nice running into other Plant City people!  I ran into Sue Harrell from Strawberry Sue.  If you don't know Sue, she's the director of marketing for the Florida Strawberry Association as well as a seasoned strawberry grower.  Also in town, to give the Keynote Opening Speech, was future Plant City resident Ms. Whitney Miller! If you missed her on Master Chef, she was the winner of the show's first season.

    food and wine conference keynote speech

    The other keynote speaker was Emily Ellen from Food Network Star.  She was a finalist from season 8.  With her Retro Rad look and her witty comebacks, these two were the perfect introduction to a great learning experience.

    parkesdale strawberry cookies and emily ellyn

     Alas, it was a great weekend of fun, food and camaraderie among bloggers and brands alike.  I'll leave you with some of the fun tweets about our strawberry cookies:

     

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