Thursday, June 18, 2009

Royal Foodie Joust June

This months ingredients were a real challenge but also alot of fun. I choose a dish that could be a dessert or side dish. I have only recently discovered quinoa and how versatile it is. OK on to my dish.

Quinoa with Roasted Strawberries and a Basil, Lemon balm Infused Syrup

Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup basil
1/4 cup lemon balm

heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

place syrup and herbs in blender and pulse a few times to chop herbs


cook on stove according to package's direction

roast strawberries in oven until soft and juicy.


maybelle's mom said...

looks great. nice entry.

Rachel said...

Lemon balm and basil simple syrup sounds tasty!

Amy Green said...

I've really taken to husband and I like it plain with salt, pepper, and butter and we like it all jazzed up, too. I bet this was delicious...and am thinking it would be a great ice cream flavor. :)