This time of year we're flush with gorgeous strawberries-the deep red ones that smell sweet and perfect, one of my favorite scents in the world. On today's episode of the View from the Bay I made two of the strawberry recipes from Cooking from the Farmers' Market, Strawberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream and Fresh Strawberry and Spinach Salad. Both let the berries shine through, one in a sweet way and the other savory. Click the video above to check it out!
When you're done watching, head to the market to buy the best berries you can find and fire up the ice cream maker. Look for small, deep red, fragrant strawberries as opposed to the gigantic ones at the supermarket, usually anchored by a hard white core and little flavor.
Strawberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream (adapted from Cooking from the Farmers' Market)