Award Ceremony for Two for Tuesday June 22

Ok, so this week I decided to do another award ceremony for all of our wonderful Two for Tuesday blog hoppers. So, drum roll please…

Award for Recipe I tried almost as soon as I read it (I made the Tahini yesterday)

Greek Parsley Salad with Tahini Dressing

Award for best real food discussion

Marshmallow Beats a Container of Yogurt?

Award for the desert/sweet recipe I am most excited to try

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Award for the best vegetarian recipe this week

Chickpea Patty Burger

Award for my favorite pictures in this week’s blog hop

Sweet Corn and Wild Mushroom Soup

Award for NOT your normal boring potato salad

Red Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing

Award for best way to dress up an orange

Orange Salad 2 Ways

Award for My all around favorite post this week

Feeding my Fried Brain

This week we also had TONS of people talking about strawberries and including them in their recipes. It was definitely the theme of the week. But, how could I pick a favorite post featuring strawberries – they were all wonderful. So, I’ll just direct you to go check out all of them:

Putting up Strawberry's: Granny's Way

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream... the bad and THE GOOD

Summer Joy: Four Fruit Crisp

Strawberry Treats

and this adorable picture also featuring strawberry's...

Buttermilk Ice Cream

Today, as I was reading A Light in the Attic to Thaddeus I came across this little poem, so in honor of this week’s unintentional Strawberry theme I thought I’d share it:

“Are Wild Strawberries really wild? Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child? Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam? Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home? Can they be trained to not growl at the guests? Will a litterbox work or would they leave a mess? Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows, Or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows, Or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse, Or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house, And though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly, Can you ever feel that you trust them completely? Or should we make a pet out of something less scary, Like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry, Anyhow, you’ve been warned and I will not be blamed If your Wild Strawberry cannot be tamed."

Rejoicing in the journey- Beth Stedman