Spring finally showed up this week. It feels like it took forever, but Wednesday especially was super-nice. Warm enough that Jay and the bambino were going to walk up to the bank, but it was really windy. Even though today is now a bit cooler, I’m still in the mood for something spring-ish and light, and of course, sweet. I swear, somedays, I do think I have a serious sugar addiction. I’ve thought about trying to give it up, but there are days that if there’s a sweet treat in front of me, it’ll be half-gone before I even realize I’ve started eating it! In reading blogs here and there, I came across a recipe for a blueberry mascarpone tart that looked beautiful (despite my dislike for blueberries, but again, you could cover cardboard with mascarpone and I’d eat it), but I thought I’d make it with strawberries instead (because I like them better). So I made a Strawberry Mascarpone Tart. With the tart pan my mom gave me for Christmas, that I haven’t gotten a chance to use yet!
But this one has a bit of a twist. I have yet to try strawberries with traditional balsamic vinegar…Since I’ve discovered I actually like balsamic vinegar, I probably will give that a go sometime soon. The last time Jay and I were at The Pheasant, I picked up some lemon-infused white balsamic vinegar, that I want to consume as much as I possibly can, without actually drinking the stuff (which, maybe I’ve done a couple times). I decided to make a glaze with it, and some brown sugar.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that taste the richest. Jay’s already had two pieces himself. I have a feeling it’s not going to last much past tomorrow.