Celebrating Spring with Strawberries | Where the Bagel Meets the Biscuit

Celebrating Spring with Strawberries | Where the Bagel Meets the Biscuit

I knew that when this brutal winter finally showed signs of waning, I would celebrate with an exciting new strawberry recipe. I resolved not to bury the strawberries in shortbread and whipped cream, coat them in chocolate, puree them into smoothies and daiquiris, or bake them into cakes, muffins, crisps, or pies. I would also resist the urge to bottle spring by making preserves, sauces, or jams, as they had offered me little solace this winter. Instead, I wanted something fresh, cheerful, and fun that would not mask the brilliance of the strawberry. Continue reading


How Sexy Are Strawberries? | The Centerfold

The mere mention of the word “aphrodisiac” conjures-up images of Casanova eating oysters or Aphrodite ascending from the sea aboard a lovely seashell. History is full of stories in which people try odd exotic edibles in hopes of attracting a lover or experiencing sexual euphoria. In fact, the word, aphrodisiac, dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks, and exemplifies a deity that ancient mortals celebrated, Aphrodite, the goddess of erotic love and beauty. The Greeks associated Aphrodite with the techniques, tactics, and skills required to produce sexual desire. Her lore continues to inspire not only myself and this column, but people around the world who associate the sensation of flavor with erotic pleasure. Continue reading