There's nothing quite as wonderful as sun-ripened strawberries.  The warm, wet, sunny spring has brought with it a bumper crop of some of the best I can remember.  This is dessert at its simplest: fresh strawberries topped with luscious chèvre cream and a sprinkle of slivered almonds for a bit of crunch.
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This dessert is as simple and healthy as it gets:  we used the strawberries from Anchor Nursery.  They were the best we've had all season -- red all the way through and super sweet.  We cleaned them and tossed them with a tablespoon or two of sugar -- just enough to coat them and pull out the color and bit of liquid.
The barely sugared strawberries from Anchor Nursery.
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Beautiful, no?
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The chèvre cream is a brilliant and bright complement: equal parts Allegheny Chèvre and your favorite greek-style yogurt mixed with a bit of vanilla extract, the juice of half a lemon, cardamom, and a pinch of cinnamon.  Mix it well and spoon it on top of the strawberries.  To finish, we sprinkled a handful of slivered almonds for a bit of crunch.  Done and done.
 


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