Yes, I do have a food blog, but I thought I'd share this simple recipe with everyone over here. I was invited to a dinner this evening and volunteered to bring a dessert. Since strawberries are in season along the mid-Atlantic coast right now, and will be for the next couple of weeks, strawberry shortcake is a perfect seasonal dessert.
A typical strawberry shortcake is traditionally biscuits, strawberries and whipped cream. For most versions, you sprinkle sugar on the berries, which brings out the juice, and leave them for a half an hour or so. This recipe kicks it up a notch, with the addition of chiffonaded mint leaves and orange zest. Add this when you add the sugar.
The orange and mint cut the sweetness of the berries and add a sophisticated dimension to the fruit. I found the recipe here. Every speck of the dessert disappeared (and the dog snagged one of the biscuits!).