Tuesday’s Tip: Strawberry Hearts

February 14,2012
Sweet Pea Chef
Jessica Efird( )

Jessica, aka the Sweet Pea Chef, is a former U.S. Senate staffer/weekend gourmet turned full-time mom/family gourmet. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two sons.

Perhaps you woke up this morning to discover (gasp!) that today is Valentine’s Day and you don’t have anything special for your sweetie.  How about a quick tip to make someone smile?

All you need to do is to go to the grocery and pick up a pack of strawberries.  Bring them home and wash them up.  Now you are ready!

First, slice off the top and slice in half lengthwise.

Next, place on a cutting board and using a sharp, cut an inverted triangle on top like this:

Voila, a sweet strawberry heart you can easily use on a baked good, plain as a heart fruit salad, or on top of a tossed salad!

I used them on top of some chocolate muffins I made:

A sweet and ultra-simple way to bring a smile to your Valentine’s face!

Life is sweet,