Monday, May 23, 2011

{Strawberry Season}

Strawberry season is here! Markets everywhere are selling these lovely treats marked down for half price, practically giving away the ripe berries for next to nothing. I for one, am happy about this. 

The seasons are changing in Arizona. Forecasts read frightening triple digit temps and my utilities bill is already on the climb. For now, I'm taking advantage of the ceiling fans in every room in my apartment, and hoping the scattered cool breezes hold out for a couple more weeks. 

Sunday morning came and I decided to bake. The weather was looking quite nice, and the idea of turning on my oven didn't completely freak me out. So I made scones while the boyfriend was still sleeping. Some mornings I love waking up earlier than expected, with a few moments of peace & alone time to wake up and sip my coffee. I woke up extra early, and needed something to fill the gap before I'm allowed to become the worlds most annoying alarm clock. 

I can't stay alone for too long. I get stir crazy.

The strawberry scone recipe I used was found in one of the most wonderful cookbooks I own. Purchased during one of many fun scavenging trips to Goodwill in downtown Seattle with my mom, when I was gearing up to move into my college apartment. The entire book is filled with breakfast recipes from famous bed-and-breakfasts and inns in the Pacific Northwest.

Whenever I wake Chris up with the news of breakfast, the look of surprise and curiosity of what I'm about to pull out of the oven is absolutely priceless. We ate the scones warm, with homemade strawberry syrup & scrambled eggs with italian sausage. A lovely way to start out a morning. A highly recommended way to start out your Sunday!

In other news...have you heard Bon Iver's new song, Calgary? Goodness gracious that song gives me chills.

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Strawberry Scones
Adapted from Breakfast In Bed Cookbook by Carol Frieberg
 - 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
 - 2 tsp. cream of tartar
 - 2 tbl. sugar (i recommend using a little more if you want the scones to be more sweet)
 - 1 tbl. baking soda
 - 3 tbl. chilled butter
 - 1/2 c. milk
 - fresh strawberries

Preheat the oven to 400. 

Combine flour, cream of tartar, sugar & baking soda. 

Cut butter into mixture until it is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Add milk, toss lightly until well blended. 

Pat into a circle 1/2 inch thick, then cut into fourths. Place onto lightly greased cookie sheet & bake for 15 minutes.


  1. Strawberries AND scones!!! Those are two of my most favorite foods and yet I'm embarrassed to say I've never had a scone with strawberries!!! I'm definitely adding this to my recipe binder! I can't wait to try it out!!! YUM! =)

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

  2. So delicious! The recipe is incredibly easy too, I couldn't believe how quick they went from the bowl to out of the oven & on my plate!

    ❤ Katherine

  3. OH. MY. WORD. These look ahhhh-mazing. I'm for sure going to try these out! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  4. Those look sooooooooooo yummy! The weather has been weird here lately! I love the new Bon Iver album? Have you heard the whole thing, yet?

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  5. @Ansley - Thank you!! BTW I'm happy you're finally back to blogging:)

    @Jonalynn - Hasn't it been off? Then again, I'll take the cool air any day! Stay away triple digits. And no I haven't heard the entire album yet, but I can't wait! I love me some BonIver.

  6. Oh man, these look so good. Really like the site!

  7. I'm definitely loving the "cool" weather, too. I talked to my Mom and Grandma the other day and they were saying how miserable the weather has been back home. I don't miss the rain.

    Do you want me to email you the entire album?

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  8. Jonalynn, I would LOVE you to email me the album!

    I can't imagine being in the rain right now, especially so close to June! It rained in Vegas on Sunday and I was shocked.

    ❤ Katherine


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